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This program is designed for certified teachers or candidates who are eligible for certification to prepare for special education positions.
The area of concentration is Special Education Teachers of Students with Disabilities in Individualized General Education Programs.
This program is intended to lead to certification as a generic special educator of students with mild/moderate disabilities at the Elementary / Middle (K-8) or Secondary / Adult (6-12) levels.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
Applicants to this program must hold or be eligible for certification as a public school teacher.
|Professional Education Core|
EDUC 603 Principles and Practices of Research
EDUC 606 Developmental Theory and Experiential Growth
EDUC 640 Curriculum Development
|Special Education Core|
SPED 561 Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
SPED 562 Introduction to the Education of Exceptional Learners
SPED 601 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation of Exceptional Learners
SPED 602 Instructional Content and Practices for Exceptional Learners
SPED 603 Planning and Managing the Teaching and Learning Environment
SPED 604 Managing Student Behavior and Social Interaction Skills
SPED 605 Communication & Collaborative Partnerships in Special Education Programs
SPED 691 Seminar in Special Education
|Electives: 3-6 credits|
|Capstone: 3 credits|
|EDUC 700 Project in special education|
In addition to the degree candidacy conditions set forth in the Master of Education program description, candidates for a Master of Education Degree in Special Education must pass the Special Education portion of Praxis II and demonstrate research-based technological competencies appropriate to the instruction of exceptional individuals.
Special Education Coordinator: Dr. Oma Gail Simmons / Phone: 301-687-4432