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Graduate Pathway in Special Education

A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in special education are assured progression to a UAB graduate special education degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 39 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 39 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 30 credit hours remaining toward degree

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing course work.
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Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80 (20 subscores in 3 sections), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in 3 sections), PTEA 53, or IELA 176.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent; 2.5 undergraduate GPA.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
2 January 2019 26 April 2019 1 Semester
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$15,240

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 65 (16+ subscores), IELTS 5.5 (5.5+ subscores), PTEA 44, Completion of AE Level 4, Password overall Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent; 2.5 undergraduate GPA.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
2 January 2019 9 August 2019 2 Semesters
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$26,500

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80 (20 subscores in 3 sections), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in 3 sections), PTEA 53, or IELA 176.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent; 2.5 undergraduate GPA.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
2 January 2019 26 April 2019 1 Semester
View Term dates
$15,240

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 65 (16+ subscores), IELTS 5.5 (5.5+ subscores), PTEA 44, Completion of AE Level 4, Password overall Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent; 2.5 undergraduate GPA.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
2 January 2019 9 August 2019 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$26,500

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
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