Master's Degree in Special Education in North America

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Special education refers to helping children in schools and educational programs who may have physical, mental, or emotional delays. Courses in special education can teach techniques of physical therapy, speech therapy, hands-on instruction, and alternative instruction methods while in the special education classroom.

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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 in North America 2017. 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. [-]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Equestrian Education

William Woods University
Online Part time September 2017 USA Fulton

Enter the new and growing equestrian education market by earning the online Master of Education in Equestrian Education degree from William Woods University. This program will help you gain the field pedagogy skills you need to make the transition from equestrian professional to equestrian educator. While earning this degree, you will improve your instructional techniques and learn to construct effective curriculum by applying instructional... [+]

Masters in Special Education in North America 2017. Online Master of Education (MEd) in Equestrian Education Enter the new and growing equestrian education market by earning the online Master of Education in Equestrian Education degree from William Woods University. This program will help you gain the field pedagogy skills you need to make the transition from equestrian professional to equestrian educator. While earning this degree, you will improve your instructional techniques and learn to construct effective curriculum by applying instructional theories and strategies. Program advantages The online Master of Education in Equestrian Education builds on the signature strengths of William Woods University: excellence in educating educators, a nationally ranked online education program, and a nationally recognized equestrian program. In this program, you will receive quality online instruction through the latest educational technology and collaborate with your peers in an interactive and engaging learning environment. Courses EDU 543 Teaching and Learning in the new Digital Landscape EDU 563 Applied Instructional Theories and Strategies Using Technology EDU 590 Appraisal of Student Learning EDU 547 Current Issues in Equestrian Education EDU 550 Curriculum Construction EDU 530 Improvement of Instruction EDU 562 Development of Resources for Equestrian Educational Events EDU 574 Equestrian Program Sustainability EDU 587 Equestrian Education Capstone Project Your degree at work Equestrian education is gaining momentum in the industry as employers seek academically credentialed equestrian professionals in the fields of extension service, breed and discipline, organizational leadership, undergraduate instruction, and others. A graduate degree prepares you for a position as a post-secondary teacher in this industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these positions are expected to experience an average 17% increase in employment through the next decade. Equestrian education professionals are also being sought to fill positions as youth and outreach workers to improve the quality and effectiveness of programs for early exposure to the field. Admission requirements - Completed application - Official transcripts showing degree conferred with 2.5 GPA - You must also have a curriculum vitae demonstrating proficiency in, and understanding of, equestrian experiences. This may include samples such as certifications, professional memberships, your accomplishments in the field, or a sample video. [-]

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... [+]

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. [-]

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 in North America 2017. 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 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. [-]

MEd Special Education (Advanced Studies in Special Education Concentration)

East Tennessee State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Johnson City

The area of Special Education (SPED) offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree for the advanced preparation of personnel to serve children, youth, and adults who have disabilities. The program offers three (3) concentrations. [+]

Masters in Special Education in North America 2017. The area of Special Education (SPED) offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree for the advanced preparation of personnel to serve children, youth, and adults who have disabilities. The program offers three (3) concentrations. Special Education Concentration This area of emphasis is designed to prepare individuals to teach students with mild to severe disabilities, including autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, behavioral disorders, and moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. Emphasis is placed on teaching students with a variety of needs within the context of the least restrictive environment, developing collaboration and consultation skills, incorporating assistive technology and using curriculum based assessment methods. The special education concentration prepares candidates for Tennessee teaching license in modified or comprehensive special education. Early Childhood Special Education Concentration This area of emphasis is designed to prepare individuals to teach young children (birth - 8 years) with disabilities and to work effectively with their families. This concentration prepares candidates for Tennessee licensure in early childhood special education. Advanced Studies in Special Education Concentration This area of emphasis is designed for individuals interested in obtaining an advanced degree in special education. Coursework in this concentration is based upon the interests and needs of each student. Program Admission Requirements Admission Standards-Applicants who meet the following criteria may be admitted unconditionally. Those who do not meet the criteria may be admitted unconditionally with provisions with deficiencies to be met as stipulated by the program faculty. Completion of all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. GRE Score May be waived if a valid teaching license is provided May be waived for an International applicant if an official letter of professional teaching experience is provided from the institution of record Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Submission of a 2-page essay outlining past experience with individuals with disabilities and goals for acquiring an advanced degree in Special Education. Initial Licensure in Special Education Those persons seeking initial licensure in special education who have a baccalaureate degree but are not currently eligible for teacher licensure will follow the program of study designed to meet the state of Tennessee’s teacher licensure requirements within the special education concentration (SPED) or early childhood special education concentration (ECSE). Students admitted to the graduate program must successfully complete all applicable tests including the Praxis I and Praxis II. Deficiency coursework may be required, and may be taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Admission to the College of Education must be completed two semesters prior to student teaching. Students who have a Tennessee state teaching license and are entering the graduate program are admitted to the College of Education as part of their admission to the School of Graduate Studies. Deficiency coursework may not be applied toward requirements for completion of a master’s degree. All students pursuing an initial licensure will student teach for 15 weeks. Major Field Core Courses (Required for all master’s degree students) EDFN 5950 - Methods of Research (3 credits) SPED 5401 - Research and Practice in Positive Behavioral Supports (3 credit hours) SPED 5445 - Medical Aspects and Applications of Assistive Technology (3 credits) SPED 5753 - Programming for Individuals with Exceptional Learning Needs (3 credit hours) Advanced Studies in Special Education Concentration This concentration is primarily designed for persons interested in indepth studies leading to a master’s degree in special education. It does not prepare candidates for initial licensure in special education. Special Education Elective (High Incidence Disabilities course) (3 credits) Special Education Elective (Low Incidence Disabilities course) (3 credits) Special Education Elective (Early Childhood Special Education course) (3 credits) 7 additional credit hours in approved electives SPED 5560 - Advanced Practicum in Special Education (3 credits) SPED 5701 - Research in Special Education and Related Fields (3 credit hours) Thesis SPED 5960 - Thesis in Special Education (1-6 credit hours) Total Hours for the M.Ed. (minimum): 37 Credit Hours [-]

MEd in Special Education

University of Hartford Online
Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA West Hartford + 1 more

The online Master of Education in Special Education prepares you to become a highly competent teaching professional— [+]

The online Master of Education in Special Education prepares you to become a highly competent teaching professional— deeply knowledgeable in a range of disciplines related to the needs of children with disabilities, highly skilled in instruction, and proficient in sensitively collaborating with families and other educational specialists in learning systems. Our program allows you to apply your skills in new directions with an advanced focus on special education, allowing for greater career advancement opportunities. Our program, however, is not designed to lead to certification; it is an advanced degree designed for those who would like to develop expertise in special education. Course objectives and desired outcomes are achieved through learning experiences that promote collegial discourse, collaborative problem solving, and reflective practice, including performance-based applications that require participants to apply specific content and competencies in professional practices. STRENGTHS OF THIS ONLINE PROGRAM Convenience: The online mode of instruction allows you the convenience of self-directed study--learning from the comfort of your home or office without specific or required class or login times. Strong preparation in broad range of disabilities: The rigorous academic program touches on learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral issues, and intellectual disabilities, preparing you to teach effectively across the learning spectrum. Diverse training offers you the opportunity to work with a broad range of students, making you versatile in the workplace. Project-based learning in real-world settings: Most courses include project-based learning, in which you apply lessons learned in actual classroom settings. Guided by our experienced faculty, you will develop deeper understanding of required competencies. Experiential learning provides you with the opportunity to learn theory and apply it to actual students. Research in the field: Capstone projects are required of all students in order to graduate. Collaborating with a faculty advisor over two semesters, you will complete an research project in a real-world classroom setting. ONLINE PROGRAM SPECIFICS Our online Master of Education in Special Education consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours completed in a 2-year sequence. Each of the course offerings is designed to maximize individual engagement through relevant, interactive, and collaborative instruction. (Students who do not have an educational background or who have not taken an introductory special education course will take EDH 510: Theoretical Foundations of Children and Adults with Special needs concurrently with their first course in the program.) The program of study is a cohesive framework of courses well grounded in important theoretical studies; a progressive sequence of field-based/experiential learning opportunities to allow for the application of such theoretical models in the school environment; and an integrated research requirement that serves the program’s capstone experiences. [-]

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – Special Education

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Earn your Master of Education - Teaching and Learning degree with a concentration in special education from Liberty University Online, and prepare yourself to serve as an effective special education teacher. [+]

Masters in Special Education in North America 2017. Earn your Master of Education - Teaching and Learning degree with a concentration in special education from Liberty University Online, and prepare yourself to serve as an effective special education teacher. Courses provide specialized preparation for individuals seeking credentials for a K– 12 school position or those who wish to pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D. A three-credit-hour student teaching internship is required as part of the M.Ed. program, and on-campus intensives may be required. This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for advanced licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements. Potential Career Field: Special Education Teacher. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education in Special Education – Concentration in Early Intervention

UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Orono

A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children with special needs. Understanding a child’s needs is essential to ensure that he/she receives the proper attention, assistance, and intervention to succeed in school. Our graduates apply their understanding of children’s needs and best practices to address the needs of their students in inclusive general education learning environments. [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in Early Intervention This program, which requires a minimum 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as a Teacher of Children with Disabilities (birth to school-age 5) (282). The program is designed to prepare students in the fundamentals of professional practice in early intervention for inclusive environments, provide students with advanced content in a variety of research areas (e.g., early childhood, early childhood special education, family relationships, collaborative consultation), and support students in practicum experiences with high needs children ages birth-5 and their families. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants will demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. To ensure program success, applicants will be currently working or volunteering with young children, birth to age 5, and their families. PROGRAM BENEFITS Earn an NCATE-accredited degree from the University of Maine Learn from experienced faculty who are leaders in the field Practice collaborating effectively with co-teachers, family and other service providers Experience multiple perspectives through case studies, simulations and reflective exercises Complete your coursework anywhere through our innovative online format A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children with special needs. Understanding a child’s needs is essential to ensure that he/she receives the proper attention, assistance, and intervention to succeed in school. Our graduates apply their understanding of children’s needs and best practices to address the needs of their students in inclusive general education learning environments. Graduate programs are designed to enrich and extend theory, practice and leadership. The hallmark of graduate work in the College is mentoring-working closely with a faculty advisor whose goal is to ensure that a student’s programs meets his/her unique needs. Small classes, led by widely recognized faculty, encourage debate, inquiry, and discussion based on real experiences and current issues. Flexibility is built into individual programs to allow the greatest impact in specific areas of need. This same commitment to individual growth and inquiry is ingrained in outreach and distance education. Program Requirements (36 credits) This 36-credit program provides a foundation in the field of early intervention/early childhood and preparation for leadership roles. The program leads to state certification as Teacher of Children with Disabilities (282, birth to school-age 5). The curriculum is designed to prepare students in the fundamentals of professional practice in early intervention for inclusive environments, provide students with advanced content in a variety of research areas (e.g., early childhood, early childhood special education, family relationships, collaborative consultation), and place students in practicum experiences with high needs children ages birth-5 and their families. Courses are delivered online. The concentration is appropriate for students with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field who are currently working with, or have a desire to serve, high needs children with disabilities, ages Prerequisites Grade of B or higher in CHF 450: Early Childhood Special Education or equivalent Satisfactory performance on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators AND on MAT or GRE Satisfactory undergraduate GPA (3.0 for regular admission) Recommendations indicate potential for success as a graduate student and as early intervention specialist (academic background and positive dispositions) Admissions essay demonstrates adequate writing skills, capacity for reflection, and commitment to the field of early intervention Evidence of completion of fingerprinting and background check (Maine Dept. of Education) Experience working in some capacity with young children with disabilities. Candidates without prior experience may be admitted, but they may be required to complete additional credit hours of field experience concurrent with course work. Core Courses EHD 510: Introduction to Educational Research SED 505: Diversity of Development SED 506: Assessment and Program Planning in Early Childhood SED 517: Servings Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments SED 511: Planning Inclusive Early Childhood Programs SED 514: Administration and Public Policy for EC SED 516: Seminar and Practicum in Collaborative Consultation SED 523: Home-based Practicum and Seminar in Early Intervention SED 521: Center-Based Practicum and Seminar in Early Intervention SED 532: Positive Behavior Support Literacy Choice: SEI, EEL, or ERL Capstone (3 credits) SED 650: Graduate Project in Early Intervention Ready to Apply? For admission to a graduate program in Special Education, students must meet basic standards of the Graduate School and special eligibility requirements of the program. Applicants may take either the GRE (no advanced test required) or the Miller Analogies Test. For students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, this testing requirement is waived. Applicants seeking admission to programs that lead to certification must submit scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators with their applications (https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/). Candidates who are already certified in Maine and have taken Praxis previously may submit a copy of their certificates to document that they have met state standards on the test. Applicants may be invited for a personal interview with the Special Education faculty. Students should request financial aid information from the University’s Student Financial Aid Office. Special Education scholarships are sometimes available for candidates with documented financial needs. To be eligible, applicants must have applied for financial aid through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid. When you are ready to apply, please first review the Application Instructions. Then, complete your online application. Frequently Asked Questions What can I do with an M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in Early Intervention? The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the employment of Special Education is projected to grow by 6% during 2012-2022. Demand will be driven by special needs increasing enrollment and the need for services. As screening capabilities increase, so does the need for the services provided by Special Education teachers in Early Intervention. The program prepares graduates to work with infants, toddlers, preschool aged children and their families with a range of delays/disabilities . Teachers in Special Education can also pursue employment opportunities in the private sector and as supervisors and administrators. How do I obtain information about the Graduate Record Exam or Miller Analogies Test, and Praxis I? Applicants must take either the GRE (no advanced test required) or the MAT. As a faculty, we have no particular preference. However, arrangement to take the MAT can be made by contacting the Office of Student Records (207-581-1317) and normally can be made on relatively short notice, and the results are quickly available. Students who choose to enroll in a thesis program must take the GRE. You can register at the Educational Testing Service website. Information about Praxis I is available on the Educational Testing Service website. Does the M.Ed. program in Special Education require a thesis? No. What about certification? Teacher certification is granted by the Maine Department of Education, not by the University of Maine. Students who successfully complete ALL the requirements of our NCATE-approved, professional preparation programs (Teacher of Students with High Incidence Disabilities, Educational Specialist for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities) including documentation of passing scores on Praxis II in Special Education will be eligible for certification. Specific information regarding certification is available from the Maine Department of Education, Certification Services, State House Station 23, Augusta, ME 04333. If I have taken graduate courses at another university, can they be transferred to my program at UMaine? A maximum of 6 credit hours of previous graduate coursework from another institution can be transferred into the student’s program at the time of admission, or a 12 credits from the University of Maine. In order to be transferred, courses must be approved by the Special Education faculty. Determination of transfer acceptability depends on factors such as how recently the course was taken and whether it is judged equivalent to an established course in the program. Decisions on transfer of courses are made during the application/interview process. Graduate courses taken as part of one’s undergraduate program can not be transferred into the M.Ed. program. How do I obtain a faculty advisor? A Special Education faculty member is assigned to serve as a student’s advisor during the final stages of the application process. The advisor’s name will be included in the Graduate School’s letter of acceptance to the student. If you are ready to take the next step, this online admissions area can help you with the application process. To begin, follow our helpful application guide here. Most common questions are answered in this section, but please contact one of our graduate admissions professionals for additional guidance. When you’re familiar with the process you can begin your on-line application to the University of Maine Graduate School! [-]

Master of Education in Special Education – Concentration in Low Incidence

UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Orono

A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children with special needs. Understanding a child’s needs is essential to ensure that he/she receives the proper attention, assistance, and intervention to succeed in school. Our graduates apply their understanding of children’s needs and best practices to address the needs of their students in inclusive general education learning environments. [+]

Masters in Special Education in North America 2017. General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in Low Incidence This program, which requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as an Educational Specialist for Students with Severe Disabilities (286). The program prepares master’s level special educators to serve students with autism spectrum disorder, significant intellectual disabilities, and students with multiple disabilities. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants must demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and successful completion of an introductory course in special education or adapting instruction for students with disabilities. All courses require fieldwork so candidates must be working or volunteering in K-12 schools. PROGRAM BENEFITS Earn an NCATE-accredited degree from the University of Maine Learn from experienced faculty who are leaders in the field Practice collaborating effectively with co-teachers, family and other service providers Experience multiple perspectives through case studies, simulations and reflective exercises Complete your coursework anywhere through our innovative online format A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children with special needs. Understanding a child’s needs is essential to ensure that he/she receives the proper attention, assistance, and intervention to succeed in school. Our graduates apply their understanding of children’s needs and best practices to address the needs of their students in inclusive general education learning environments. Graduate programs are designed to enrich and extend theory, practice and leadership. The hallmark of graduate work in the College is mentoring-working closely with a faculty advisor whose goal is to ensure that a student’s programs meets his/her unique needs. Small classes, led by widely recognized faculty, encourage debate, inquiry, and discussion based on real experiences and current issues. Flexibility is built into individual programs to allow the greatest impact in specific areas of need. This same commitment to individual growth and inquiry is ingrained in outreach and distance education. Program Requirements (36 credits) This 36-credit hour program leads to state certification as an Educational Specialist for Students with Severe Disabilities (286). It is designed for candidates who have an interest in working with students with autism spectrum disorders and other low incidence disabilities, and who have a background in elementary or secondary education; however, it may be appropriate for students with undergraduate majors in related fields such as child development, psychology, communication disorders, occupational and physical therapy, and nursing. Courses are delivered via distance education technology. Prerequisites Grade of B or higher in SED 302, 402, SED 500, or the equivalent Satisfactory performance on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators AND on MAT or GRE Satisfactory undergraduate GPA (3.0 for regular admission) Recommendations indicate potential for success as a graduate student and special education teacher (academic background and positive dispositions) Admissions essay demonstrates adequate writing skills, capacity for reflection, and commitment to the field of special education Evidence of completion of fingerprinting and background check (Maine Dept. of Education) Experience working in some capacity with students with disabilities. Candidates without prior experience may be admitted, but they may be required to complete additional credit hours of field experience concurrent with course work. Core Courses EHD 510: Introduction to Educational Research SED 501: Diversity in Development SED 520: Special Education Regulations, Procedures, and Case Management SED 528: Educational Methods for Students with Autism SED 536: Instructional Strategies for Students with Severe Disabilities SED 543: Program Planning and Management SED 556: Assessment of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Severe Disabilities SED 563: Positive Behavior Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders SED 564: Universal Design for Learning in PK12 Classrooms Electives – 6 credits: selected with approval of advisor; at least 3 credits must be in literacy, SED or ERL Capstone (3 credits) Option A – SED 610: Internship in Special Education, K-8 or 7-12 (6 credits) Option B – SED 6XX: Graduate Project in Special Education APPLICATION INFORMATION For admission to a graduate program in Special Education, students must meet basic standards of the Graduate School and special eligibility requirements of the program. Applicants may take either the GRE (no advanced test required) or the Miller Analogies Test. For students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, this testing requirement is waived. Applicants seeking admission to programs that lead to certification must submit scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators with their applications (https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/). Candidates who are already certified in Maine and have taken Praxis previously may submit a copy of their certificates to document that they have met state standards on the test. Applicants may be invited for a personal interview with the Special Education faculty. Students should request financial aid information from the University’s Student Financial Aid Office. Special Education scholarships are sometimes available for candidates with documented financial needs. To be eligible, applicants must have applied for financial aid through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid. When you are ready to apply, please first review the Application Instructions. Then, complete your online application. Frequently Asked Questions What can I do with an M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in Low Incidence? The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the employment of Special Education is projected to grow by 6% during 2012-2022. Demand will be driven by special needs increasing enrollment and the need for services. As screening capabilities increase, so does the need for the services provided by Special Education teachers in K-12 classroom settings. Teachers in Special Education can also pursue employment opportunities in the private sector and as supervisors and administrators. How do I obtain information about the Graduate Record Exam or Miller Analogies Test, and Praxis I? Applicants must take either the GRE (no advanced test required) or the MAT. As a faculty, we have no particular preference. However, arrangement to take the MAT can be made by contacting the Office of Student Records (207-581-1317) and normally can be made on relatively short notice, and the results are quickly available. Students who choose to enroll in a thesis program must take the GRE. You can register at the Educational Testing Service website. Information about Praxis I is available on the Educational Testing Service website. Does the M.Ed. program in Special Education require a thesis? No. What about certification? Teacher certification is granted by the Maine Department of Education, not by the University of Maine. Students who successfully complete ALL the requirements of our NCATE-approved, professional preparation programs (Teacher of Students with High Incidence Disabilities, Educational Specialist for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities) including documentation of passing scores on Praxis II in Special Education will be eligible for certification. Specific information regarding certification is available from the Maine Department of Education, Certification Services, State House Station 23, Augusta, ME 04333. If I have taken graduate courses at another university, can they be transferred to my program at UMaine? A maximum of 6 credit hours of previous graduate coursework from another institution can be transferred into the student’s program at the time of admission, or a 12 credits from the University of Maine. In order to be transferred, courses must be approved by the Special Education faculty. Determination of transfer acceptability depends on factors such as how recently the course was taken and whether it is judged equivalent to an established course in the program. Decisions on transfer of courses are made during the application/interview process. Graduate courses taken as part of one’s undergraduate program can not be transferred into the M.Ed. program. How do I obtain a faculty advisor? A Special Education faculty member is assigned to serve as a student’s advisor during the final stages of the application process. The advisor’s name will be included in the Graduate School’s letter of acceptance to the student. If you are ready to take the next step, this online admissions area can help you with the application process. To begin, follow our helpful application guide here. Most common questions are answered in this section, but please contact one of our graduate admissions professionals for additional guidance. When you’re familiar with the process you can begin your on-line application to the University of Maine Graduate School! [-]

Master of Education in Special Education – Concentration in High Incidence

UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Orono

A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children with special needs. Understanding a child’s needs is essential to ensure that he/she receives the proper attention, assistance, and intervention to succeed in school. Our graduates apply their understanding of children’s needs and best practices to address the needs of their students in inclusive general education learning environments. [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in High Incidence This program, which requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities (282) (K-8 or 7-12). The program prepares master’s level special educators to serve students in the areas of reading, math, writing, and challenging behavior. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants must demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and successful completion of an introductory course in special education or adapting instruction for students with disabilities. All courses require fieldwork so candidates must be working or volunteering in K-12 schools. PROGRAM BENEFITS Earn an NCATE-accredited degree from the University of Maine Learn from experienced faculty who are leaders in the field Practice collaborating effectively with co-teachers, family and other service providers Experience multiple perspectives through case studies, simulations and reflective exercises Complete your coursework anywhere through our innovative online format A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children with special needs. Understanding a child’s needs is essential to ensure that he/she receives the proper attention, assistance, and intervention to succeed in school. Our graduates apply their understanding of children’s needs and best practices to address the needs of their students in inclusive general education learning environments. Graduate programs are designed to enrich and extend theory, practice and leadership. The hallmark of graduate work in the College is mentoring-working closely with a faculty advisor whose goal is to ensure that a student’s programs meets his/her unique needs. Small classes, led by widely recognized faculty, encourage debate, inquiry, and discussion based on real experiences and current issues. Flexibility is built into individual programs to allow the greatest impact in specific areas of need. This same commitment to individual growth and inquiry is ingrained in outreach and distance education. Program Requirements (36 credits) This 36-credit hour program leads to state certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities (K-8 or 7-12) (282). It is designed for students who have a background in elementary or secondary education or have experience working with students with disabilities, and who can document competency and prior coursework in child/adolescent development and adapting instruction for students with disabilities (SED 302/500 or the equivalent). Applicants who have not met program prerequisites may be admitted for part-time study if they are currently employed in work with students with disabilities. Prerequisite coursework must be taken prior to enrolling in courses for the M.Ed. Courses are delivered via distance education technology. Prerequisites Grade of B or higher in SED 302, 402, SED 500 or the equivalent Satisfactory performance on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators AND on MAT or GRE Satisfactory undergraduate GPA (3.0 for regular admission) Recommendations indicate potential for success as a graduate student and special education teacher (academic background and positive dispositions) Admissions essay demonstrates adequate writing skills, capacity for reflection, and commitment to the field of special education Evidence of completion of fingerprinting and background check (Maine Dept. of Education) Experience working in some capacity with students with disabilities. Candidates without prior experience may be admitted, but they may be required to complete additional credit hours of field experience concurrent with course work. Core Courses EHD 510: Introduction to Educational Research SED 510: Diversity in Development SED 520: Special Education Regulations, Procedures, and Case Management SED 532: Behavior Management and Intervention SED 543: Program Planning and Management SED 544: Math Methods in Special Education SED 545: Intervention for Reading Difficulties SED 553: Special Education Assessment I SED 564: Universal Design for Learning in PK12 Classrooms Electives: 6 credits – selected with approval of advisor; at least 3 credits must be in literacy, SED or ERL Capstone Option A – SED 610: Internship in Special Education Teaching, K-8 or 7-12 (6 credits) Option B – SED 6XX: Graduate Project in Special Education (3 credit APPLICATION INFORMATION For admission to a graduate program in Special Education, students must meet basic standards of the Graduate School and special eligibility requirements of the program. Applicants may take either the GRE (no advanced test required) or the Miller Analogies Test. For students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, this testing requirement is waived. Applicants seeking admission to programs that lead to certification must submit scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators with their applications (https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/). Candidates who are already certified in Maine and have taken Praxis previously may submit a copy of their certificates to document that they have met state standards on the test. Applicants may be invited for a personal interview with the Special Education faculty. Students should request financial aid information from the University’s Student Financial Aid Office. Special Education scholarships are sometimes available for candidates with documented financial needs. To be eligible, applicants must have applied for financial aid through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid. When you are ready to apply, please first review the Application Instructions. Then, complete your online application. Frequently Asked Questions What can I do with an M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in High Incidence? The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the employment of Special Education is projected to grow by 6% during 2012-2022. Demand will be driven by special needs increasing enrollment and the need for services. As screening capabilities increase, so does the need for the services provided by Special Education teachers in K-12 classroom settings. Teachers in Special Education can also pursue employment opportunities in the private sector and as supervisors and administrators. How do I obtain information about the Graduate Record Exam or Miller Analogies Test, and Praxis I? Applicants must take either the GRE (no advanced test required) or the MAT. As a faculty, we have no particular preference. However, arrangement to take the MAT can be made by contacting the Office of Student Records (207-581-1317) and normally can be made on relatively short notice, and the results are quickly available. Students who choose to enroll in a thesis program must take the GRE. You can register at the Educational Testing Service website. Information about Praxis I is available on the Educational Testing Service website. Does the M.Ed. program in Special Education require a thesis? No. What about certification? Teacher certification is granted by the Maine Department of Education, not by the University of Maine. Students who successfully complete ALL the requirements of our NCATE-approved, professional preparation programs (Teacher of Students with High Incidence Disabilities, Educational Specialist for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities) including documentation of passing scores on Praxis II in Special Education will be eligible for certification. Specific information regarding certification is available from the Maine Department of Education, Certification Services, State House Station 23, Augusta, ME 04333. If I have taken graduate courses at another university, can they be transferred to my program at UMaine? A maximum of 6 credit hours of previous graduate coursework from another institution can be transferred into the student’s program at the time of admission, or a 12 credits from the University of Maine. In order to be transferred, courses must be approved by the Special Education faculty. Determination of transfer acceptability depends on factors such as how recently the course was taken and whether it is judged equivalent to an established course in the program. Decisions on transfer of courses are made during the application/interview process. Graduate courses taken as part of one’s undergraduate program can not be transferred into the M.Ed. program. How do I obtain a faculty advisor? A Special Education faculty member is assigned to serve as a student’s advisor during the final stages of the application process. The advisor’s name will be included in the Graduate School’s letter of acceptance to the student. If you are ready to take the next step, this online admissions area can help you with the application process. To begin, follow our helpful application guide here. Most common questions are answered in this section, but please contact one of our graduate admissions professionals for additional guidance. When you’re familiar with the process you can begin your on-line application to the University of Maine Graduate School! [-]

Masters in Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Daemen College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Buffalo

The program's coursework prepares students for all aspects of their future careers by learning how to write and implement lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards to understanding the laws that protect students with IEPs. Students have the Opportunity to work with children with disabilities in both suburban and urban settings. [+]

Masters in Special Education in North America 2017. Program Highlights Small classes allow for individualized attention. Opportunities to work with children with disabilities in both suburban and urban settings. Coursework prepares students for all aspects of their future careers by learning how to write and implement lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards to understanding the laws that protect students with IEPs. Students learn from knowledgeable faculty practical ways to conduct research and how to apply research-based strategies. Daemen’s Education Department is nationally accredited through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from May 3, 2013-May 3, 2020. Initial/Professional Certification (Grades 1-6) This program is for individuals seeking certification from the State of New York who do not possess a teaching certificate in special education. The student must possess a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university in an acceptable liberal arts concentration and demonstrate a major area of study. In order to receive Initial certification, candidates must successfully pass the edTPA, EAS (Educating All Students), ALST (Academic Literacy Skills Test), and the appropriate CST (Content Specialty Tests). In order to receive Professional certification, the candidate must possess an Initial certification, complete three years of paid, full time teaching experience, and receive one year of mentoring. Graduate Students enrolled in the Initial/Professional program have the opportunity to complete a 40 hour practicum within the Thomas Reynolds Center for Special Education and After-School Programs. As part of the practicum, graduate students work with students with learning disabilities in a supervised after-school setting and develop and implement a remedial Math or ELA lesson aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards. Professional Certification (Grades 1-6) This program is for individuals seeking Professional Certification from the State of New York. The individual must already possess an initial teaching certificate in special education. A copy of his/her teaching certificate must accompany the other required documentation as part of the admissions application. Teacher Preparation Program The Thomas Reynolds Center for Special Education and After-School Programs’ mission statement is to effectively prepare teacher candidates to teach research based learning strategies that assist students with disabilities in mastering academic content within the Common Core standards. [-]

Master of Education

Crandall University
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Moncton

Crandall University’s Master of Education is a degree designed for educators who want to enhance their abilities to respond to student needs. [+]

Crandall University’s Master of Education is a degree designed for educators who want to enhance their abilities to respond to student needs. This 36 credit hour M.Ed. is offered in two concentrations: Literacy Education and Resource Education. Both concentrations offer applications-based courses, so they equip educators with the tools needed to apply their knowledge. The Literacy Education concentration advances language learning classroom practices for all students, and the Resource Education option focuses on exceptional learners and inclusionary methods. Graduates of the program may serve as teachers, educators, literacy coaches, reading specialists, resource educators, guidance counselors, or researchers. Applicants to the M.Ed. are required to hold a Bachelor of Education degree, or its equivalent, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B). They are also expected to have at least the equivalent of one year of teaching experience. Crandall University has offered Master-level courses since 2006. With the addition of three core courses, students may now earn a fully accredited Master of Education. Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education Crandall University offers graduate-level Education courses towards an Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education. A 30 credit hour package (completing any 5 of the 6 courses) provides teachers who hold a Certificate 5 with the New Brunswick Department of Education the opportunity to advance to a Certificate 6 based on the criteria set by the Office of Teacher Certification with the Department of Education. The Office of Teacher Certification has also confirmed that individuals holding a Certificate 4 will be able to complete any 5 of these 6 courses to advance to a Certificate 5.Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education Some of the graduate-level literacy courses are: ED6106: Addressing the Needs of Struggling Readers in Inclusive Classrooms ED6126: Language and Reading: Development, Processes and Remediation ED6136: Reading in the Content Areas ED6216: Writing Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms ED6316: Cultural Literacy in Teaching and Learning ED6346: Literacy in Technology: Connections for Teaching and Learning The courses are taught in 4 hour classes held weekly on Saturday mornings. Each student is responsible to attend class and complete 16-18 hours of work outside of class each week. Students register on a course by course basis which provides flexibility in fitting individual schedules to course selections and dates. During the summers, Crandall offers a more accelerated delivery comprised of classes held twice a week on Monday and Thursday mornings. Advanced Certificate in Resource Education Crandall University offers graduate-level Education courses towards an Advanced Certificate in Resource Education through our Adult Learner Professional Studies Division. A 30 credit hour package (completing all 7 courses) provides teachers who hold a Certificate 5 with the New Brunswick Department of Education the opportunity to advance to a Certificate 6 based on the criteria set by the Office of Teacher Certification with the Department of Education. [-]

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.... [-]