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 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... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Special Education. 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'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. [+]

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... [-]

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Claflin University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Claflin University is designed to meet the needs of 21st century teaching and learning by offering a program that considers the experiences and needs of current teachers and professional educators. [+]

Masters in Special Education. The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Claflin University is designed to meet the needs of 21st century teaching and learning by offering a program that considers the experiences and needs of current teachers and professional educators. Curriculum A Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction benefits certified classroom teachers as well as professionals with bachelor's degrees in related fields. The program is in an asynchronous online format. Fall and spring semesters are eight weeks long, and there are two six-week summer sessions. The program is a total of 36 credit hours. Core Courses (CC) Required 6 courses - 18 credit hours EDUC 550 - Introduction to Educational Research (3 hours) EDUC 551 - Educational Research Methods (3 hours) EDUC 559 - Working with Diverse Learners (3 hours) EDUC 562 - Seminar in Literacy (3 hours) EDUC 567 - Teaching and Learning (3 hours) EDUC 569 - Reading and Writing across the Curriculum (3 hours) Curriculum and Instruction Courses (CI) Required 4 courses - 12 credit hours EDUC 558 - Schools and Communities (3 hours) EDUC 580 - Curriculum Integration (3 hours) EDUC 581 - Comparative Education (3 hours) EDUC 583 - Behavior Management (3 hours) EDUC 586 - Special Topics (3 hours) Track 1: Content Focus - Comprehensive Examination (Required 2 courses - 6 credit hours) EDUC 560 - Seminar in Math Education (3 hours) EDUC 561 - Seminar in Science Education (3 hours) EDUC 564 - Seminar in Social Studies (3 hours) EDUC... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Special Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 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.... [-]

Master´s Degree in Special Education - Area of Specialization in Special Educational Needs –Cognitive-Motor Domain

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 Special Educational Needs –Cognitive-Motor Domain, seeks innovating ways to deepen the skills of graduates in the scientific area of the master's, by empowering them with knowledge on: the fundamentals (philosophy, laws, history, family, etc.) that led to the emergence and strengthening of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) [+]

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Special Education, Area of Specialization in Special Educational Needs –Cognitive-Motor Domain, seeks innovating ways to deepen the skills of graduates in the scientific area of the master's, by empowering them with knowledge on: the fundamentals (philosophy, laws, history, family, etc.) that led to the emergence and strengthening of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD); the characteristics of students with SLD; the identification, evaluation and planning of educational interventions; the selection and use of strategies based on research; the curriculum adaptations and adjustments; the development, implementation and evaluation of Individual Education Programs; the learning environments and social interactions; the vocational provision for pre-professional training; the practice of educational research; the management and coordination of interdisciplinary services; in-service training; the collaboration, ethics and professional practice. The completion of the first year grants students with a Specialization Certificate in Special Educational Needs –Cognitive-Motor Domain. The successful completion of the master's grants the Master's degree in Special Education. [-]

Master of Special Education

University of Newcastle
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 semesters January 2018 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:... [-]


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... [-]

Master of Education (MEDF)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters February 2017 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Brisbane + 3 more

Educators play a vital role in developing the capacity of citizens to use knowledge to learn, develop and participate in our contemporary world. [+]

Masters in Special Education. Commonwealth Supported Place Further your teaching career Educators play a vital role in developing the capacity of citizens to use knowledge to learn, develop and participate in our contemporary world. The Master of Education: aims to extend your expertise, helping you to become a leader in Education is offered completely online, giving the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime. Majors Early Childhood Guidance and Counselling Special Education TESOL Other specialisations such as a research pathway and a student-led pathway allowing you to select eight courses from the many Education postgraduate courses enables you to customise your studies to your personal and professional goals, which is available within the Masters of Education Full-Fee Paying program. A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. Choose between an Applied Research or Advanced Research project. The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace. The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your education interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to contemporary education, and develop professional research skills essential to undertaking further learning. This specialisation offers a research-based pathway into a PhD, subject to meeting... [-]

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 [+]

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... [-]

Masters' Degree In Physical Education "

South Ural State University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Russia Chelyabinsk + 1 more

The educational program "Teacher education" aimed at training qualified teachers in the field of sports education. [+]

Masters in Special Education. Institute of Sport, Tourism and service SUSU magistracy 44.04.01 Teacher education training profile: Education in the field of physical culture The educational program "Teacher education" aimed at training qualified teachers in the field of sports education. Occupational activities which prepare graduates who have mastered Master's program: teaching; research and development; design; methodical; management; cultural and educational. A graduate who has mastered the graduate program must have the following professional competences: In the field of educational activities: the ability to apply modern methods and technologies of educational activities, diagnosis and evaluation of the quality of the educational process in the field of sports education; the ability to shape the educational environment and the use of professional knowledge and skills in the implementation of the tasks of innovative educational policies; the ability to lead research work of students; readiness for the development and implementation of techniques, technologies and methods of teaching, to the analysis of the results of the process of their use in organizations engaged in educational activities. In the area of ​​scientific research: the ability to analyze the results of scientific research, to apply them to solve specific research problems in the field of science and education, independently carry out scientific research; willingness to use individual creative abilities for self-solving research problems. In the area of ​​project activity: the ability to design the educational space, including the conditions for inclusion; willingness to implement pedagogical designing educational programs and individual educational routes; the ability to design the... [-]

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... [-]

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. 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. 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... [-]