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MAT Special Education

student at Hammes LibraryMaster of Arts in Teaching Special Education

Admission Procedures
  • Visit the Graduate Studies website to complete the IU South Bend graduate application online.
  • Provide two letters of recommendations.
  • Submit a written statement of your teaching philosophy of educating students with special needs.
  • Answer the following four questions (up to one type-written page per question):

a.   How do you think children and youth learn?

b.   What is the value and purpose of special education?

c.   Describe your comfort level with technology. What types of technology do you use daily? When you have difficulty with technology, what do you do?

d.   Discuss the importance of collaboration between educational professionals, parents, and community organizations.

  • Provide official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended. Degrees must be earned from a regionally accredited institution or an IU approved international institution.

a.   Applicants to graduate programs in the School of Education must have an overall CGPA of 3.000 or have earned a CGPA of 3.000 in the last 60 hours of their undergraduate degree and meet all other admission requirements to be fully admitted to graduate programs in the School of Education.

b.   Applicants whose CGPAs are between 2.500 and 2.999 must earn required GRE scores and meet all other admissions requirements to be fully admitted to programs in the School of Education.

c.   Applicants with undergraduate CGPAs between 2.500 and 2.999 will not be allowed to take any graded graduate coursework until they have submitted the required GRE scores and met all other admissions requirements.

d.   Applicants whose undergraduate CGPAs are between 2.500 and 2.999 may take S/F graded graduate workshops before being fully admitted. These S/F graded workshops will not fulfill degree requirements.

e.   All applicants whose undergraduate degrees are more than ten years old must take two sections of the GRE. The applicant must earn a score of at least 450 on the Verbal Reasoning and at least a 3.5 on the Analytical Writing sections of the GRE to be eligible for admission.

  • Submit passing scores on the Praxis I®: Reading, Mathematics, and Writing prior to completion of the first 6 credit hours of the program or meet the requirements for an approved alternate assessment.

Academic Bulletins

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2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.