The Master of Arts in Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities program includes two concentrations: Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Disturbed. Students in this program focus on one concentration. The Learning Disabilities concentration provides students with an in-depth background in working with students who are learning disabled. Students learn about the physiological causes of learning disabilities, enabling them to gain a more holistic perspective of their students. Students plan, implement, and assess instruction for learning disabled individuals in their clinical experience that takes place on campus in the Child Study Institute. The experience is incorporated into a required course, where students are trained in the learning strategies model, instruct a learning disabled student and engage in parent/teacher conferences. The Emotionally Disturbed concentration provides students with an in-depth background in working with students who are emotionally disturbed or socially maladjusted. Coursework actively involves students in critical thinking activities, where they examine and analyze theories and practices in teaching students in this domain, with a strong emphasis on best practices in behavior management. Students may apply to receive New Jersey certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities after the completion of the required 21 credits.
To learn more about the Master of Arts in Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities program, visit http://grad.kean.edu/masters-programs/special-education-high-incidence-disabilities.