Masters Programs in Special Education

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Special Education

A masters degree in special education is a post graduate degree program designed to help students enrolled in the program develop skills, knowledge and the values needed in teaching children with special education needs. The graduates of the program also obtain relevant skills that enable them qualify for appointments as consultants, leaders, and as resource personnel in various institutions offering special education. Graduates of the program are expected to cultivate high degrees of patience, creativity and understanding because of the multiple challenges involved in teaching students with disabilities.

The masters program in special education instills pedagogical methodologies and techniques to graduates of the program; important skills that are necessary for graduates to offer effective education to the students. The program achieves this through group exercises, extensive educational theories, and individualized instruction. A masters program in special education offers students undertaking the program an opportunity to specialize in areas of personal interest that are tailored towards individual career goals. The economic, social and cultural implications of on disability are topics to explore in this masters program. Other unique areas that the graduates of the program can specialize in include but are not limited to: autism, the blind, and the hearing impaired. Graduates can take advantage of job opportunities in both the mainstream education sector as well as the special-education sector.

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Master in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent [+]

Masters in Special Education. Description of programme The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and counselling work with persons with health disability (or other types of social disadvantage). The study of special needs education – drama therapy is based on the transformations of the social reality in recent years in the area of special needs education practices and social work (especially the “Education Act” 561/2004 and Act on Social Services 108/2006 – both Acts put more emphasis on the care for persons with severe and profound health disability, which requires therapeutic-formative and social-therapeutic training of professionals – special needs educators). The aim of the study is to prepare graduates for qualified work in the sectors of education, social care, health care and justice including non-governmental organizations active in the mentioned sectors. The study organically links the knowledge of special needs education and drama therapy (in the context of other expressive therapeutic disciplines), and on the basis of a broad interdisciplinary approach leads students to independent work in solving complex theoretical and especially practical issues with their clients. Graduate profile and job opportunities The graduates will be qualified for the function on educators, expressively oriented therapists – drama therapists, experts in school counselling centres (school special needs educators), educational facilities for institutional and protective education and preventive educational care – educational care centres, children’s homes, educational institutions, substitute family institutions, children’s houses, etc. The graduates will be able to provide qualified assistance in the area of special needs education care and expressive therapy, with a special focus on drama therapy in daily care sanatoria, facilities providing social care and prevention, gerontology facilities, facilities of penitentiary and postpenitentiary (continuous) care, therapeutic communities (groups) organized by the non-profit and health care sectors. The graduates will be able to work as lecturers or researchers in the area of schools of the second and third cycle and in scientific institutions, or to perform functions in field service facilities in organizing and planning social work in the context of state administration and self-government, as educators in the sector of the Ministry of Justice, as organizers, managers and coordinators of activities and services provided by non-governmental organizations that assists persons with health disability or social disadvantage. Preconditions for admission Completion of the Bachelor’s degree in the study programme B7506 Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of the study programme. The applicants are required to send: application (online application form); proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); motivation letter; profile essay; CV; certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams Test of special needs education and drama therapy covering the Bachelor’s degree of Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Interpretation of a prepared drama therapy project aimed at a client with a specific mental disorder and dramatic improvisation on a given topic. [-]

Master of Special Education

University of Newcastle
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 semesters January 2017 Australia Newcastle + 1 more

The Master of Special Education is intended for teachers and others with relevant experiences who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in special education. [+]

Master of Special Education

The Master of Special Education is intended for teachers and others with relevant experiences who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in special education. If you would like to acquire or update your expertise in a dynamic field of study and practice, then this program is for you.

The approach used in the program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best teaching practices.

What you will study

You are required to successfully complete 80 units of approved study to obtain the degree. The structure of the Master of Special Education provides three specialisation pathways. You may graduate with a Master of Special Education with one of the following specialisations:... [-]


Master In Education Sciences - Special Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Masters in Special Education. Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Educational Sciences: Special Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives 1. To become more aware and sensitive to fundamental concepts, principles and models of Special Education and (future) energetic teachers in educational practice issues in this area. 2. Deepen the content and logic of modern trends, theories and research relating to Special Education. 3. Be informed comprehensively about the scope and content of the forms of special educational needs of the child are the subject of Special Education as well as the interdisciplinary nature in the context of diagnosis, interpreting and dealing in the modern school. 4. To understand the philosophy, the necessity and implementation strategies of inclusive education in mainstream school and analyze possible difficulties with implementation of the current data. 5. Acquire the necessary scientific background and skills necessary for planning and conducting microscale in the field of Special Education. 6. To meet and get acquainted with a number psychotechnikon tools used primarily by the multidisciplinary team of each district to identify children with special educational needs and to understand the necessity to pay a collective effort on the part of specialists in this direction. 7. To operate in the modern school as teachers reporting officers in the school unit will serve by taking an active role in their teaching practice and consultant colleagues mentor role in solving similar problems (will) face children with special educational needs in the everyday school culture. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master´s Degree in Special Education - Area of Specialization in Early Intervention

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Special Education, Area of Specialization in Early Intervention, aims at preparing master's students to adopt innovating models and practices at the level of Early Intervention. [+]

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Special Education, Area of Specialization in Early Intervention, aims at preparing master's students to adopt innovating models and practices at the level of Early Intervention. With this master's degree, students not only develop skills in the area of Early Intervention, but also become empowered to intervene in practices related to the care of children at risk and their families, by providing them with knowledge on: the assessment of children and families; the understanding of existing organizational models of the Early Intervention Programs for children at risk from 0 to 3 and from 3 to 6 years; the practice of interdisciplinary teamwork; the work with families; the development, implementation and evaluation of Individualized Family Support Plans (IFSP) and Individual Education Programme (IEP); the educational research practice and the management and coordination of interdisciplinary services and in-service training. The completion of the first year grants students with a Specialization Certificate in Early Intervention. The successful completion of the master's grants the Master's degree in Special Education. [-]

Master's in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

The George Washington University - Graduate School Of Education & Human Development
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 USA Washington

Designed for teachers who are passionate about improving the quality of learning for children with diverse needs, the Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners empowers you to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of your students. [+]

Masters in Special Education. Master's in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners Cultivate Extraordinary Classrooms Designed for teachers who are passionate about improving the quality of learning for children with diverse needs, the Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners empowers you to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of your students. Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the George Washington University’s program is one of only eight in the country that will provide you with the latest instructional techniques and research methods needed to help ensure the success of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds as well as those with social or learning disabilities. This Special Education degree utilizes cutting-edge research and the field experience of our practitioner faculty to equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage the changing demographics of the modern classroom. You will graduate prepared to address the cultural, language, social and learning needs of a variety of exceptional students. Why a GW Master’s in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners? ESOL and SPED PRAXIS:You will develop a professional portfolio and are prepared to sit for the ESOL PRAXIS and SPED PRAXIS exams at the end of your program. The program prepares you to work with students who have disabilities and those in the process of second language acquisition. Theory-to-Practice Model: Build the skills and knowledge to effectively understand and address the unique needs of exceptional students with a progressive curriculum and field experiences that are built around an understanding of policy, best practices and competences in the areas of assessment, lesson planning, cultural competency and teaching. Applied Coursework Focusing on Policy and Research: Utilize data, research and skills obtained through real-world examples and frameworks that can be applied directly to instruction design, materials development and student assessment. Notable focus is on creating data-driven, research focused teachers who are versed in current state and national policy. Therefore, they are able to critically assess the most effective approaches for this classroom population. Scholar-Practitioner: Faculty Learn from faculty members who are working professionals, gaining real-world insights and diverse perspectives. Curriculum GW’s Master’s in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners is a 33-credit master’s degree and can be completed in as little as 1.5 years. The program emphasizes theory-to-practice. The coursework and field experiences are built around an understanding of policy, best practices and competences in the areas of assessment, lesson planning, cultural competency and teaching. Curriculum (33 credit hours) CPED 6551 Second Language Instruction (3 Credits) CPED 6556 Linguistic Applications in English as a Second Language (3 Credits) CPED 6627 Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing (3 Credits) EDUC 6114 Introduction to Quantitative Research (3 Credits) SPED 6266 The Development of Language and Literacy (3 Credits) SPED 6268 Development of Children with Disabilities (3 Credits) SPED 6275 The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student with Disabilities: Policy, Research, and Trends (3 Credits) SPED 6276 Academic and Psychosocial Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (taken twice, 6 credits) SPED 6277 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Disabilities (3 Credits) SPED 6997 Internship: Educational Intervention for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student with Special Needs (3 credits) Program Outcomes As a graduate of GW’s Master’s in Special Education program, you will be prepared to work with students who have disabilities as well as those in the process of second language acquisition, utilizing skills that span knowledge, diversity, assessment and collaboration, including: Understanding the effects an exceptional condition can have on student learning Developing individualized instructional plans based on a student’s abilities and needs as well learning environment, cultural and linguistic factors Mastery of the major theories and research related to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students Demonstrating knowledge and skills to apply and evaluate assessment information for diverse educational decisions Understanding of the legal policies and ethical principles of measurement and assessment related to referral, eligibility, program planning, instruction and placement for students Ability to work collaboratively with peers, family, service providers and community agencies to improve learning and support for students Career Outlook The Master's in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners from the George Washington University (GW) prepares you for a career in a variety of roles in special education, including diversity coordinator, early K-12 teacher or instructional coach for a wide range of educational systems. Within this field, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports job growth of 6% over the next ten years with better screening and identification of various disabilities in children increasing the demand for special education services. In addition, children with disabilities are being identified earlier and enrolled into special education programs. This is increasing the need for special education preschool teachers with job growth expected to reach 16% by 20221, of which there is a particular demand for special education teachers who possess the skills to teach culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Career Opportunities for Graduates Assessment team leaders for special education for culturally and linguistically diverse learners Compliance coordinators Curriculum development for special education and/or ELL Students Diversity coordinators Early- K-12 ESOL teachers Early- K-12 special education teachers IEP team leaders Instructional coaches and leaders Policy research Special education and/or ESOL school team leaders Potential Employment Settings Alternative schools Curriculum development and publishing companies General education schools P-12 charter, public, private schools Residential or correctional facility schools Tutoring company 1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/special-education-teachers.htm Certificate Offered GW offers a Graduate Certificate in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners. Should you wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate, you can transfer all 18 credit hours into the Master's program. Transformation Begins Here 
Learn more about the MA in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners program located on campus (202-994-9283) or online (844-386-7323). [-]

Education Specialist (EdS)

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate [+]

Take your career further, faster, by earning an Education Specialist (EdS) degree online from Walden University. Our EdS programs can prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. Join the more than 100 state teachers of the year who have chosen Walden University to obtain their education degree. With Walden’s Lifelong Learning Pathway, students in most of our PhD in Education, Doctor of Education (EdD), and Education Specialist (EdS) programs take many of the same initial courses. You can start in one of our post-master’s or doctoral programs in education and move to another degree program, which saves you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your time to degree completion. Receive dedicated support, from your first course through your capstone project. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. Programs EdS in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment EdS in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) EdS in Educational Technology EdS in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure) EdS in Special Education (Non-Licensure ) You can work toward your degree at a speed that’s right for you. Traditional: Take one course at a time. Advance through the program steadily while managing other commitments. Fast Track: Take two courses at once. Focus more time on the program and complete your degree sooner. [-]

Master in Career Counseling

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

This career counseling program provides students with knowledge in career counseling and management of career development in multicultural environment of education and employment. [+]

Masters in Special Education. Academic profile This career counseling program provides students with knowledge in career counseling and management of career development in multicultural environment of education and employment. Learning objectives: Knowledge in career development, counseling and communication theories, career service management and different types of career development in organizations; Understanding of professional ethics in counseling communication, the latest trends in employment and job search, social integration and intercultural aspects; The opportunity to develop and strengthen the skills of communication of counseling process as well as the skills of IT in career counseling and research skills, where research methods are applied; The opportunity to arouse interest in research activities and to have practical training in the presentation of research results. The full-time degree program covers 2 academic years. In the 1st year, general skills and abilities for career counselors in different types of educational and employment institutions are acquired, practices in investigation of counseling fields and observation of counseling process are carried out. The 2nd year focuses on specific and common professional skills in career counseling, application of these skills in two practices of counseling and counseling research. The study program is completed with the defense of a masters thesis. The studies are based on a dynamic and innovative knowledge provided by experienced knowledgeable and responsive academic staff as well as open and friendly study environment. The programme offers you practical solutions how to organize and manage the career counselling process of education and employment sectors. Admission Requirements Applicants with the Bachelor‘s degree of education sciences in pedagogy, or Bachelor‘s degree of social sciences in psychology or the psychologist‘s qualification or applicants with completed second-level professional higher education and the teacher‘s qualification are approved for admission to the program. Applicants must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65). Career prospects and further studies Educational and leadership positions in career counseling institutions, adult education, career and counseling centers, government institutions in the education sector. Students may also choose to continue studies in a respective Doctoral study program at universities of Latvia or abroad. Curriculum Career Development Theories Communication Theories in Counselling Career Service Management Investigation of Counselling Fields (practice) Human Life Cycles Employment and Job Searching I Employment and Job Searching II Social Inclusion and Multiculturalism Organizational Culture Legislation in Career Support System Professional Ethics of Career Counsellor Observation of Counselling (practice) Theory and Methodology of Career Counselling I Theory and Methodology of Career Counselling II IT in Career Counselling Counseling (practice) Methodology of Scientific Research Counselling and Research (practice) Master Thesis Total: 120 ECTS [-]

MPhil, PhD in Learning Disability

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The Tizard Centre is one of the leading academic groups concerned with learning disabilities and community care. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside academics renowned nationally and internationally for their contributions to the field. [+]

The Tizard Centre is one of the leading academic groups concerned with learning disabilities and community care. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside academics renowned nationally and internationally for their contributions to the field. The Tizard Centre offers the following research programmes on a full or part-time basis: - Community Care (MPhil and PhD) - Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (MPhil and PhD) - Applied Psychology (MPhil and PhD) - Mental Health (MPhil and PhD) Potential topics and supervisors We welcome applications concerning all aspects of community care, but the academic staff named below are particularly interested in supervising research in the following specialist areas: Funding The Tizard Centre has one departmental studentship to award to an outstanding applicant. This covers tuition fees, plus a bursary of around £13,726 per annum for a period of 3 years. In return for this you will be expected to do a limited amount of teaching within the department on a regular basis. [-]

Master in Speech and Language Therapy

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Speech and Language Therapy is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists. The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research. [+]

Masters in Special Education. Master in Speech and Language Therapy The Master in Speech and Language Therapy is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists. The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research. The objective is two-fold: to train students in the scientific study of speech, language, human communication and related disorders and to prepare them for the primary professional activities of speech and language therapists, namely, counselling and prevention, assessment and diagnosis, support and follow-up of patients with disorders affecting the voice, speech, spoken and written language and the ability to swallow or communicate. As the number of places for the practical training module is limited, the admission process comprises three stages: Eliminatory language proficiency test Evaluation of the admission application and day of examinations Interview (for the applicants with the best examination results) More information on the admission process is available on the website of the Master in Speech and Language Therapy. www.unige.ch/fapse/logopedie/futursetudiants/procedure-admission Curriculum Courses (34Credits) : Communication and language disorders in children; Neuropsychology of language in adults; Clinical audiophonology, etc. Clinical training (34Credits) : Problem-based learning seminar: developmental disorders; Acquired disorders; Practical analysis; Professional awareness; Work placements; Block courses, etc. Electives (34Credits) Research training (34Credits) : Research symposium, Dissertation Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 60 credits while on exchange for one or two semesters. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities This Master’s programmes enables graduates to work as speech and language therapists (the degree is recognised in Switzerland) in various settings, such as private practices, schools, specialised institutions and hospitals. Admission Criteria Admission is merit-based Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Geneva with prerequisites Bachelor in Psychology from outside the University of Geneva, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the Complementary Certificate in Psycholinguistics (30 credits) at the University of Geneva Swiss Bachelor’s degree in Education or an equivalent degree, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the complementary certificates in Psycholinguistics (30 credits) and Psychology of Speech and Language Therapy (60 credits) at the University of Geneva Bachelor in Humanities and Human Sciences from the University of Neuchâtel, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the Complementary Certificate in the Psychology of Speech and Language Therapy 60 credits) at the University of Geneva Interdisciplinary Bachelor in Linguistics and Psychology from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Geneva Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master of Education

Claflin University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The degree program in Curriculum & Instruction will include a study of curriculum, assessment, educational policy and practices, as well as effective learning processes. [+]

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction The Course of the Study The Claflin University Master of Education (MEd.), Curriculum and Instruction is unique in that it considers the experience of the current teacher (i.e. formal study, teaching experience, research interest) to create a program of study that furthers the educator’s professional growth in the field through a study of data on student learning outcomes, school and community related issues, as well as current educational research. The Claflin University graduate Curriculum and Instruction program is designed for experienced teachers and professionals who wish to develop their ability to provide effective instruction and document student learning as well as develop their ability to mentor the next generation of teachers and/or professionals. The degree program in Curriculum & Instruction will include a study of curriculum, assessment, educational policy and practices, as well as effective learning processes. The M.Ed. program in Curriculum & Instruction is designed to help students develop expertise in national, state, and local policy; instructional programs; teaching and teachers; community concerns; systems of schooling; and most importantly, students and their development through school. A key component of the Curriculum & Instruction program will be the training of graduates to utilize the study of 21st century transformational education issues to meet the needs of students and their families, as well as to train current teachers to be effective mentors for pre-service educators. Candidates in the Curriculum & Instruction program will serve as mentors for students in the existing teacher preparation programs. Attention will be given towards the candidate’s ability to create rigorous learning experiences, growth in awareness of and appreciation for next generation learners, interdisciplinary relationships among the content areas, technology integration, and reflective practice. Additionally upon completing this program of study graduates will be better prepared to meet the needs of students in schools and communities they serve. [-]

Master of Education in Special Education – Teacher of Students with Disabilities (MEd)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wayne

Master of Education in Special Education – Teacher of Students with Disabilities (MEd) It is the intent of the program to provide current, advanced information on educational research, service delivery, trends, community services, societal attitudes, technical developments, and instructional strategies and practices for the education of persons with disabilities. The program’s varied offerings allow teachers, learning consultants, supervisors, and other personnel in and out of special education to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to serve the disabled in a variety of settings. Stage I of this concentration leads to the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement. [+]

Masters in Special Education. Master of Education in Special Education – Teacher of Students with Disabilities (MEd) It is the intent of the program to provide current, advanced information on educational research, service delivery, trends, community services, societal attitudes, technical developments, and instructional strategies and practices for the education of persons with disabilities. The program’s varied offerings allow teachers, learning consultants, supervisors, and other personnel in and out of special education to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to serve the disabled in a variety of settings. Stage I of this concentration leads to the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement. Admission Requirements In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00. Two letters of recommendation from professional sources. NJ Standard or CEAS teaching certificate. Minimum verbal score of 150 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or a minimum score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Program Requirements 37 credits of graduate study. Satisfactory completion of a research thesis. * Candidates must consult with their faculty advisor before selecting courses. MEd in Special Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities concentration) TSD Endorsement Stage I SPC 5550 Educational Foundations in a Diverse Society SPC 5600 Understanding School-based Assessment of Diverse Learners SPC 5640 Managing Challenging Behaviors in Diverse Settings SPC 5660 Assistive Technology SPC 5700 Language, Literacy and Learning in a Diverse Society SPC 5800 Collaboration with Home School and Community SPC 5820 The Universally Designed Inclusive Classroom SPED 6540 Demonstration Teaching for the Exceptional Learner MEd Stage II SPED 6280 Special Education Law (online course) SPED 6290 Current Issues in SPED SPED 6320 Research I SPED 6330 Research Directed elective [-]

Master of Special Education

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online Full time Part time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Special Education is intended for practising teachers and others with relevant experience who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in special education and to acquire or update their expertise... [+]

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Special Education offers you, as an educator, the opportunity to build your skills and experience in the challenging and rewarding field of special education. Providing you with the qualifications to teach children with special needs, the Master of Special Education combines current research with practical coursework to ensure you are equipped with the best possible teaching techniques to enter your career as a special needs educator. You will be able to specialise your studies in one of six key areas including: Education for the blind and vision impaired Deaf and hard of hearing Early childhood Emotional and behavioural problems Sensory disabilities General specialisation - where you can take a broader look at all of these areas. The framework of this program has been based on the NSW Department of Education and Training’s requirements for special education teachers. Upon graduation you will be equipped with a range of skills and knowledge to best support students with a range of additional learning needs. You are able to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs and our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Special Education at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Do you believe that education should be accessible to all people regardless of their circumstances? Do you want to specialise your teaching skills to educate the blind or deaf, or perhaps teach those with sensory disabilities or behavioural problems? Whatever your motivation, the University of Newcastle's online Master of Special Education, will equip you with the appropriate skills and knowledge to become an effective teacher in your chosen area of special education. If you have a minimum of two years relevant teaching experience as well as an undergraduate degree in education you will be eligible for the program. If not, you may be able to use your existing experience in teaching to gain special entry. To ensure you graduate with the most appropriate skills and knowledge, you will be able to focus your education by selecting one of the following specialisations: blind and vision impairment deaf and hard of hearing early childhood emotional disturbance/behaviour problems general special education sensory disabilities. Career Pathways As a graduate of the Master of Special Education you may be employed as a special education teacher across Australia in the public or private sector. The University of Newcastle will prepare you with the required theory and practical skills to enter the workforce as a well-qualified individual. As a special education educator, you will play a critical role in the assessment and development of programs for special needs children. You will be able to use your theoretical knowledge of the curriculum approved subjects and vital self-help skills to work effectively in this area of teaching. Further to teaching, you will be an essential point of contact between parents and children, providing much needed support in the development of each child’s education to realise individual goals. Specialisations The Master of Special Education has been designed to deliver the most appropriate learning opportunities relevant to your chosen area of special education. With the option to select one of six specialisations, you will graduate with only the most suitable knowledge and practical skills. The specialisations offered are: Blind and vision impairment Deaf and hard of hearing Early childhood Emotional disturbance/behaviour problems General special education Sensory disabilities The blind and vision impairment specialisation will have you explore orientation and mobility for educators, research the curriculum and pedagogy for students with vision impairments and understand literacy and numeracy development. You will also study the theory and application of assistive technology, learn to work inclusively and collaboratively with individuals with a sensory disability, unveil the stages of child development and the foundations of vision impairment. The deaf and hard of hearing specialisation will have you studying the foundations of language and literacy in hearing and deaf children, the social and cultural contexts of deaf education, through to the science of speech and its development. You will also have the opportunity to study more targeted areas including the theoretical perspectives of sign language in education and how to use signed communication with young children and families. The early childhood specialisation provides an in-depth understanding of the theoretical, social and cultural drivers behind the education of young children with special needs. You will explore the theoretical and practical components of special education, from policy and administration in special education, teaching methods and techniques, through to developing an understanding of the contemporary issues in early childhood intervention and the social-emotional learning of children between 0-5 years of age. You will have the opportunity to specialise your studies in areas including communication intervention, education of students with learning difficulties and behaviour problems and understanding developmental disabilities. The emotional disturbance/behaviour problems specialisation will see you explore policy and administration issues, learn how to assess, program and intervene in behaviour problems and the teaching methods and techniques to educate students with behaviour problems. With only three compulsory courses, the sensory disabilities specialisation will have you explore features of inclusive and collaborative practice in early intervention and school-age programming for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or blind or have low vision. You will also examine the nature of family and community influences on the development of children and those with sensory disability in particular. Further to this you will have a long list of courses to choose from to best tailor your qualification to suit your desired career objectives. Drawing on coursework from all areas in the Master of Special Education, the general special education specialisation touches on most of the speciality areas of special education. Admission Requirements Bachelor Degree in education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, health related field or a related discipline, plus 2 years experience working in a relevant field OR Bachelor Honours Degree in education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, health related field or a related discipline OR Graduate Certificate in a relevant field OR Diploma in education/teaching with a minimum of 10 years teaching experience Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Technology

William Woods University
Online Part time September 2017 USA Fulton

Technology and media are driving a revolution in learning, teaching and training in both the traditional classroom and the corporate learning center. Technology encourages a new way of learning that fosters cooperation, collaboration, problem solving and higher order thinking skills that are valuable throughout life. The William Woods University Master of Education in Teaching and Technology degree will prepare you to stay at the leading... [+]

Masters in Special Education. Online Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Technology Technology and media are driving a revolution in learning, teaching and training in both the traditional classroom and the corporate learning center. Technology encourages a new way of learning that fosters cooperation, collaboration, problem solving and higher order thinking skills that are valuable throughout life. The William Woods University Master of Education in Teaching and Technology degree will prepare you to stay at the leading edge of this trend and use your learning to enhance the learning of others, wherever you choose to apply it. Program advantages This degree includes courses about education, research and technology that support enhanced teaching methods through the use of technology. If you work in a school district, it will enhance your instructional skills with the potential to advance you to a position as an instructional technology coordinator or instructional technology coach. As a business trainer or multimedia specialist, you will find these skills invaluable in meeting sales training, professional development and other corporate learning goals. The learning you gain will enable you to research and evaluate new tools, design materials and programs that incorporate them, and assess their effectiveness. Courses - EDU500 Current Issues in Education - EDU520 Research Design - EDU543 Teaching and Learning in the new Digital Landscape - EDU558 Software Applications for Academic Programs - EDU561 Instructional Design With Technology - EDU563 Applied Instructional Theories and Strategies Using Technology - EDU571: Integration of Multimedia Production and Curriculum - EDU589: Teaching and Technology Capstone Project - EDU590 Appraisal of Student Learning Your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at work If you work in a school district, it will enhance your instructional skills with the potential to advance you to a position as an instructional technology coordinator or instructional technology coach. As a business trainer or multimedia specialist, you will find these skills invaluable in meeting sales training, professional development and other corporate learning goals. The learning you gain will enable you to research and evaluate new tools, design materials and programs that incorporate them, and assess their effectiveness. Admission requirements - Completed application - You must have a 2.5 GPA in your undergraduate degree to be considered for admission into the graduate degree program. - No previous education degree required. [-]

Μεταπτυχιακό στην Ειδική Εκπαίδευση

Frederick University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2017 Cyprus Cyprus Online + 1 more

Το Μεταπτυχιακό Πρόγραμμα στην Ειδική Εκπαίδευση στοχεύει στην παροχή γνώσεων και δεξιοτήτων, τόσο σε θεωρητικό όσο και σε πρακτικό επίπεδο, οι οποίες είναι απαραίτητες για την εκπαίδευση και υποστήριξη των μαθητών με ειδικές εκπαιδευτικές ανάγκες στα γενικά και τα ειδικά σχολεία. Στοχεύει στην παροχή γνώσεων, στην ευαισθητοποίηση, και στην εκπαίδευση πτυχιούχων Παιδαγωγικών και άλλων Πανεπιστημιακών Τμημάτων σε θέματα Ειδικής Ενταξιακής Εκπαίδευσης. [+]

Βασικοί Σκοποί Το Μεταπτυχιακό Πρόγραμμα στην Ειδική Εκπαίδευση στοχεύει στην παροχή γνώσεων και δεξιοτήτων, τόσο σε θεωρητικό όσο και σε πρακτικό επίπεδο, οι οποίες είναι απαραίτητες για την εκπαίδευση και υποστήριξη των μαθητών με ειδικές εκπαιδευτικές ανάγκες στα γενικά και τα ειδικά σχολεία. Στοχεύει στην παροχή γνώσεων, στην ευαισθητοποίηση, και στην εκπαίδευση πτυχιούχων Παιδαγωγικών και άλλων Πανεπιστημιακών Τμημάτων σε θέματα Ειδικής Ενταξιακής Εκπαίδευσης. Το πρόγραμμα αυτό θα παρέχει επιστημονική ενημέρωση όσον αφορά τον εντοπισμό, την αξιολόγηση αλλά και την αντιμετώπιση παιδιών με ειδικές ανάγκες μέσα στο γενικό σχολείο (γενική τάξη, ειδική μονάδα, ή εξατομικευμένη ειδική εκπαίδευση) αλλά και σε άλλους χώρους παροχής ειδικής εκπαίδευσης. Το παρόν Πρόγραμμα θα δώσει επίσης την ευκαιρία για την διεξαγωγή ερευνητικών έργων σε ένα τομέα στον οποίο δεν έχουν διεξαχθεί πολλές έρευνες μέχρι σήμερα, τουλάχιστον στον Κυπριακό χώρο. Κάθε μαθητής έχει διαφορετικά χαρακτηριστικά σε σχέση με την ψυχοσωματική του ανάπτυξη, τη γνωστική και γλωσσική του ικανότητα, την κοινωνικοποίηση και τη συναισθηματική του ανάπτυξη, στις περισσότερες περιπτώσεις οι διαφορές μεταξύ των παιδιών δεν είναι τόσο μεγάλες που θα χρειαζόταν διαφορετική προσέγγιση, σε άλλες όμως περιπτώσεις παιδιά παρουσιάζουν τέτοιες διαφορές με τα υπόλοιπα παιδιά της ίδια χρονολογικής ηλικίας που χρειάζεται ειδική εκπαιδευτική βοήθεια για να μπορέσει το παιδί να πάρει τα μέγιστα από την εκπαίδευση. Το πρόγραμμα στοχεύει στο να προετοιμάσει τον εκπαιδευτικό να εκπαιδεύσει, παιδαγωγήσει, στηρίξει, και γενικά να ενσωματώσει το παιδί στο σχολείο με συνέπεια και την καλύτερη ενσωμάτωση του στην κοινωνία. Τα μαθήματα του προγράμματος συμπεριλαμβάνουν θεωρητικά μαθήματα που ασχολούνται με γενικά, ειδικά και σύγχρονα θέματα ειδικής αγωγής και εκπαίδευσης αλλά και πιο πρακτικά μαθήματα που αφορούν στην διδακτική μεθοδολογία και στις στρατηγικές που χρησιμοποιούνται στην ειδική εκπαίδευση και την αντιρατσιστική αγωγή. Επίσης, μεταξύ άλλων, παρουσιάζεται η αναπτυξιακή πορεία σε όλους τους τομείς ανάπτυξης και οι πιθανές αποκλίσεις που μπορεί να υπάρξουν, αλλά και η συμπτωματολογία ποικίλων ειδικών αναγκών και ο τρόπος αξιολόγησης στην ειδική εκπαίδευση. Ο στόχος συνολικά είναι οι φοιτητές να αποκτήσουν ένα ευρύ και σταθερό επιστημονικό και παιδαγωγικό υπόβαθρο σε σχέση με την ενσωμάτωση συγκεκριμένων ομάδων μαθητών στις εκπαιδευτικές διαδικασίες αλλά και στην προαγωγή της ψυχοκοινωνικής του εξέλιξης. Αναμενόμενα Μαθησιακά Αποτελέσματα ή Στόχοι του Προγράμματος Με την επιτυχή συμπλήρωση του προγράμματος οι φοιτητές / - τριες αναμένεται να γνωρίζουν και να βλέπουν με κριτικό πνεύμα το σύνολο των θεμάτων που αφορούν την Ειδική Αγωγή και Εκπαίδευση. Πιο συγκεκριμένα αναμένεται: να γνωρίζουν θέματα που αφορούν: τον εννοιολογικό προσδιορισμό της ενιαίας και ενταξιακής εκπαίδευσης, διαφορετικά μοντέλα προσέγγισης της αναπηρίας, την ιστορική και θεσμική εξέλιξη της ειδικής αγωγής και του αιτήματος για ενταξιακή εκπαίδευση, καθώς και ζητήματα που αφορούν την εκπαιδευτική πράξη, όπως οι δομές και λειτουργίες του ειδικού και ενταξιακού σχολείου και η διαφοροποιημένη προσέγγιση στη διδασκαλία. να κατανοούν και να ενσωματώνουν βασικές έννοιες της ΠΕ και εναλλακτικά μοντέλα στη διαχείριση δύσκολων περιπτώσεων/μαθητών με Ειδικές εκπαιδευτικές Ανάγκες (ΕΕΑ). να κατανοούν θεωρητικά τα μοντέλα αλλά και να κάνουν κριτική ανάλυση των διαφόρων μεθόδων και ψυχοπαιδαγωγικών τεχνικών που χρησιμοποιούνται στο πλαίσιο της τάξης για την προαγωγή της ένταξης των μαθητών με ιδιαίτερες δυσκολίες. να έχουν μία διαφορετική αντίληψη για το σχολικό πλαίσιο, και να μπορούν να συνεργάζονται με άλλους ειδικούς και γονείς σε μία πάντοτε ενταξιακή υποστηρικτική προοπτική των μαθητών με ΕΕΑ. να κατανοούν τις βασικές αρχές οι οποίες διέπουν την ανάπτυξη του ατόμου στους βασικούς τομείς κατά τη διάρκεια της βρεφικής, νηπιακής, σχολικής και εφηβικής ηλικίας και να γνωρίσουν την τυπική πορεία της ανάπτυξης σε αυτούς τους τομείς. Επίσης, να κατανοούν την αλληλεπίδραση μεταξύ γενετικών και περιβαλλοντικών παραγόντων κατά τη διάρκεια της ανάπτυξης. να γνωρίζουν τις πιθανές αποκλίσεις από την τυπική πορεία της ανάπτυξης, με ειδικότερους στόχους την εξοικείωσή τους με βασικά θέματα της ψυχοπαθολογίας του παιδιού και του εφήβου, την ευαισθητοποίησή τους ως προς τους ειδικούς τρόπους προσέγγισης που απαιτούνται στις περιπτώσεις των παιδιών και των εφήβων με αναπτυξιακά προβλήματα και την επαφή τους με τις βασικές θεραπευτικές μεθόδους για την αντιμετώπιση των προβλημάτων αυτών. να κατανοούν και να διενεργούν με ευαισθησία και επιτυχία μεθόδους αξιολόγησης, με σκοπό την αναγνώριση των ειδικών αναγκών και την ανάπτυξη των δεξιοτήτων των μαθητών, μέσα σε ένα περιβάλλον ένταξης όλων των παιδιών. να γνωρίζουν ποικίλες μορφές ειδικών αναγκών, τους αιτιολογικούς παράγοντες, τα διαγνωστικά κριτήρια και τα χαρακτηριστικά των πιο συχνών διαταραχών/δυσκολιών/αναπηριών. να κατανοούν βασικές μεθόδους σχεδιασμού, διεξαγωγής και κριτικής ανάλυσης της έρευνας και ειδικότερα της εκπαιδευτικής έρευνας σε θέματα Ειδικής και Ενιαίας Εκπαίδευσης. να είναι σε θέση να σχεδιάζουν και να αναπτύσσουν είτε ποιοτική είτε ποσοτική έρευνα Διάρκεια Σπουδών Η διάρκεια του προγράμματος, τόσο για τα συμβατικά και εξ αποστάσεως προγράμματα σπουδών είναι η ίδια, ως εξής: Πλήρης φοίτηση: τρία ακαδημαϊκά εξάμηνα (18 μήνες) Μερική φοίτηση: έξι ακαδημαϊκά εξάμηνα (36 μήνες) Σε περίπτωση που οι φοιτητές αποτύχουν σε ένα μάθημα ή για οποιοδήποτε άλλο λόγο, δεν μπορούν να ολοκληρώσουν τις σπουδές τους στον αναμενόμενο χρόνο, η διάρκεια των σπουδών μπορεί να παραταθεί. Ο χρόνος επέκτασης θα διαμορφωθεί σύμφωνα με τον Εσωτερικό Κανονισμό του Πανεπιστημίου Frederick, σχετικά με την αποφοίτηση των φοιτητών , ο οποίος ορίζει ότι η μέγιστη διάρκεια σπουδών 6 εξάμηνα και για μερική φοίτηση 12 εξάμηνα. ... [-]

Master of Education - Special Education

Northcentral University (NCU)
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

This Special Education specialization is designed to provide you with a current understanding of the characteristics and needs of individuals qualifying for services under the major areas of exceptionality of the Individuals with Disabilities Education [+]

Master of Education - Special Education 

 

This Special Education specialization is designed to provide you with a current understanding of the characteristics and needs of individuals qualifying for services under the major areas of exceptionality of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA/IDEIA). You will focus on research results, new assessment models and current perspectives on today’s children, families, schools and communities. You will study a range of topics, including the history of the special education movement, the provisions of IDEA/IDEIA, inclusion, transition, classroom modifications and instructional strategies. You will also explore how various disabilities may affect individuals and their families, factors that place students at risk, cultural and linguistic diversity and giftedness. As a graduate, you will be prepared to pursue roles as lead teachers or department heads of special education within PK-12 educational settings, with the ability to assess and implement specifically designed curriculum for students with disabilities and gifted abilities.... [-]