Special Education Master of Education and/or Special Education Add-on Certification

Master of Education in Special Education

This option is for teachers holding Instructional I or II Certification in fields other than Special Education or desiring to pursue advanced studies in Special Education. 

Add on Certification in Special Education: Pre K-8 OR 7-12

This option is for teachers holding Instructional I or II Certification, and desiring certification in Special Education Pre K-8 or 7-12. as an additional certification. This certification requires a 6-week full field experience/Practicum under a University supervisor and cooperating teacher.

Special Education Pre K-8 OR 7-12 Certification and Degree Program

This option is for teachers who want both certification and a master's degree in Special Education either in grades Pre K-8 or 7-12.

Program Requirements

Prerequisite Courses  | 3 credits - not counted in credits for degree or certification
  • SE 500 Foundations of Special Education | 3 credits 
Major Courses | 33 credits for certification or 18 credits for degree only
  •      SE 504 Curricula and Strategies for Moderate to Severe Disabilities | 3 credits 
  •      SE 506 Transition for Early Learning (Pre K-8 only) | 3 credits  
  •      SE 508 Collaboration and Consultation | 3 credits
  •      SE 512 Technology in Special Education | 3 credits
  •      SE 518 Positive Behavior Management for Academic Success | 3 credits
  •      SE 520 Secondary Transition Services (7-12 only) | 3 credits
  •      SE 522 Remedial Techniques in Reading and Writing | 3 credits
  •      SE 526 Content Access for Students with Learning Differences | 3 credits
  •      SE 592 Special Education 6 week Practicum Elementary (Pre K-8 only) | 6 credits or  SE594 Special Education 6 week Practicum Secondary (7-12 only) | 6 credits
  •      ED 515 Foundations of English Learners Education | 3 credits
  •      ED 528 Data Driven Assessment and Planning | 3 credits

M.Ed. Degree Courses |
9 credits for degree only
  •      ED 504 Philosophy & Ethics in Education | 3 credits 
  •      ED 501 Educational Research | 3 credits
  •      ED 600 Critical Issues & Research Seminar (Capstone Course)  | 3 credits

 

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