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University of Southern Maine

Program in Special Education

Portland, ME

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University of Southern Maine

Overview

University of Southern Maine / Program in Special Education is located in Portland, ME, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) Teaching all students
Master of Science (MS) Special education
Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) Gifted and talented education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Portfolio

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17
Applied
11
Accepted
10
Enrolled
65%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st Not reported Yes
Spring deadline October 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Proof of teacher certification

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

37
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.7%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 81%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 16.22%

Gender

Male (10%)
Female (89%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 4
Male (5)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Special education, gifted and talented education, diversity education, positive behavioral interventions and supports
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME  04103
United States
Contact Julie Alexandrin
Program Coordinator
Email: jalexandrin@usm.maine.edu
Phone: 207-228-8320

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