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The Master of Education with a concentration in Special Education equips certified classroom teachers with the additional skills required to meet the learning needs of children facing exceptional challenges. The program looks at every element of the special education environment, from understanding exceptionalities and developing appropriate instructional content and practices to planning, managing behaviors and collaborating with others.
Characteristics of Exceptional Children – Study etiology, diagnosis, physical, emotional and social characteristics of exceptional children including the gifted and mentally or physically challenged.
Instructional Content and Practices for Exceptional Children – Learn about instructional strategies and practices to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, including academic, behavioral, medical, self-management, communication, vocational/career and general curriculum integrative needs.
Managing Student Behavior and Social Interaction Skills – Explore strategies for promoting learning for students with behavior disorders. The class includes a 10-week field experience component.
Find out more about Frostburg State University’s Master of Education - Special Education program requirements (PDF).
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Career Outlook for Special Education Teachers:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates 6 percent growth in positions for special education teachers through 2022. Growth will be driven by continued demand for special education instructors to help those facing learning, mental, emotional and physical challenges in the classroom, and retirement of those currently holding such positions. Six percent growth represents the addition of approximately 26,600 positions. For more information about opportunities, work environment and pay, visit www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/special-education-teachers.htm (U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook - Special Education Teachers).
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