The M.S.Ed. in Students with Disabilities will consistently emphasize theory to practice. This degree is specifically designed for individuals who currently hold, or are working towards, initial New York State certification in Students with Disabilities. The Medaille program also admits licensed, graduate-level teachers to cross-certify in Students with Disabilities. Graduates of the M.S.Ed. in Students with Disabilities will understand and be prepared to focus on the unique academic, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of students receiving special education services. Simultaneously, graduates will assist diverse learners to succeed in general education settings. Collaboration with colleagues and families will be emphasized and combined with enhancing the overall knowledge and individual skills of the Students with Disabilities educator.

Degree Earned

Total Number of Credits

Program

Certification

M.S.Ed.

39
36
39
36

  • Students with Disabilities Gr. 1-6 without initial certification
  • Students with Disabilities Gr. 1-6 with initial certification
  • Students with Disabilities Gr. 7-12 Generalist without initial certification
  • Students with Disabilities Gr. 7-12 Generalist with initial certification
  • Students with Disabilities Gr. 1-6
  • Students with Disabilities Gr. 7-12 - Generalist
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What can you do with this degree?

After completion of the Master’s degree in Special Education on our Buffalo campus have gone on to careers as:
  • Students with Disabilities Teachers
  • Disability Support Services Coordinators
  • Behavior Technicians
  • Developmental Assistants
  • Educational Support Services Assistants
  • Job Coaches

Program format

Hybrid
  • Students attend classes one to two evenings a week.
  • Complete your degree in just four semesters (16 months).
  • Fall-only start.

Program and certification areas

  • Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 without initial certification (39 credits)
  • Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 with initial certification (36 credits)
  • Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist without initial certification (39 credits)
  • Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist with initial certification (36 credits)

Coursework

  • ECI 510 Research in Education (3 credits)
  • EDL 580 Methodology in the Reading Processes (3 credits)
  • EDL 581 Early Literacy Development and Literacy (3 credits)
  • ESP 600 Foundations in Special Education (3 credits)
  • ESP 602 Behavioral Strategies for Working with Children with Exceptionalities: Managing the Learning Environment (3 credits)
  • ESP 607 Professional, Family & Community Collaboration in Schools and Schooling (3 credits)
  • ESP 612 Educating Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3 credits)
  • ESP 613 Educating Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities (3 credits)
  • ESP 618 Assessing Children with Exceptionalities (Grades 1-6) (3 credits)
  • ESP 619 Assessing Adolescents with Exceptionalities (Grades 7-12) (3 credits)
  • ESP 621 Methods for Content Area Instruction – Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 (3 credits)
  • ESP 622 Methods for Content Area Instruction – Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 (3 credits)
  • ESP 630 Fieldwork I: Grades 1-6 (0 credit)
  • ESP 631 Fieldwork II: Grades 1-6 (0 credit)
  • ESP 633 Fieldwork I: Grades 7-12 (0 credit)
  • ESP 634 Fieldwork II: Grades 7-12 (0 credit)
  • ESP 688P Integrative Practicum Grades 1-3 OR ESP 688J Integrative Practicum Grades 4-6 (3 credits)
  • ESP 689A Integrative Practicum Grades 7-9 OR ESP 689S Integrative Practicum Grades 10-12 (3 credits)
  • ESP 691 Portfolio for Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • ESP 695 Students with Disabilities – Student Teaching Grades 1-6 (3 credits)
  • ESP 696 Students with Disabilities – Student Teaching Grades 7-12 (3 credits)

Clinical experiences

This exciting opportunity allows students the ability to learn through hands-on experience with the support and mentorship of classroom teachers and college instructors.

Fieldwork: All students enrolled in the M.S.Ed. Students with Disabilities program are required to complete a minimum of 100 field experience hours prior to student teaching. These field experience hours are embedded over the courses and must be completed prior to the final semester of the program.

Students with Disabilities Practicum Courses and Student Teaching:

Students in M.S.Ed. Students with Disabilities program with initial certification are required to complete two practicum courses.

Students in M.S.Ed. Students with Disabilities program without initial certification (have not completed a B.S.Ed. degree) are required to complete one practicum and one eight-week student teaching placement.

Medaille fits your life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated October 31, 2019
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
May 18, 2020
Duration
16 months
Full-time
Price
750 USD
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