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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.
Special Admission Criteria
Applicants to this program must hold or be eligible for certification as a public school teacher.
Demonstration of Competencies
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
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Second Master's Degree
You may earn a second M.Ed. degree in another area of concentration. A maximum of 9 credit hours in professional education from the first degree may be applied toward the second degree.