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 Of Education In Early Childhood Education And Early Childhood Special Education

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Specialize in the unique needs of young children with diverse learning abilities by earning the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. [+]

Masters in Special Education. Initial Program – Leads To Initial Teacher Licensure Offered By: College of Education Overview Earn Your Early Childhood Special Education Degree Specialize in the unique needs of young children with diverse learning abilities by earning the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Designed for prospective educators with a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field, this program leads to initial teacher licensure. Help meet the increased demand for skilled and certified early childhood special education professionals. This masters in early childhood special education degree program provides students with hands-on training in pedagogy and methodologies as well as in-depth study of the psychological, emotional and developmental needs of young children. All courses are directly aligned with professional teaching standards of the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers (ISTE-T), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Grand Canyon University also offers a non-licensure version of the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Degree Outcomes Learn the Art of Early Childhood Education Gain specialized expertise in instructional methods, pedagogy, educational policy, early child health and development, and family support. This masters in early childhood special education prepares you to thrive in both general and special education environments that serve students from birth through grade 3. What You Will Learn Become an Expert in Diverse Learning Abilities Within this program,... [-]

Master of Education in TESOL, Literacy and Culture

University Of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

Master’s students in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literacy and Culture develop a scholarly and practical approach to teaching English to speakers of other languages. The program focuses on culture, linguistics, second language acquisition, and methodology of teaching English as a second, foreign and international language, and a sound understanding of the complexities of working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations within the United States and in international contexts. [+]

Master’s students in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literacy and Culture develop a scholarly and practical approach to teaching English to speakers of other languages. The program focuses on culture, linguistics, second language acquisition, and methodology of teaching English as a second, foreign and international language, and a sound understanding of the complexities of working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations within the United States and in international contexts.

Candidates are prepared to work effectively in adult education settings, such as community colleges, universities, adult education centers, and language academies in the United States and abroad.... [-]


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

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Wayne

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

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

Master of Education (MED) Reading Specialist

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Montgomery

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. [+]

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities. As it works to carry out its mission, the COE ensures that initial and advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional education personnel are aligned with the expectations of national, state, professional and institutional standards. A non-certifiable M.S. degree is offered for those persons desiring instruction in the area of general counseling. Graduate students are bound to the academic requirements of the bulletin under which they enter the University, and Alabama State University confers the degree. The Alabama State Department of Education awards certificates; therefore, the student must satisfy the requirements of the state’s administrative code applicable teacher certification and licensure. In addition to being formally admitted to The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School, all applicants to traditional teacher education or instructional leadership programs (M.Ed., AA, Ed.S.) must provide the following information to the Graduate School Dean:... [-]

Master of Education

New England College
Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

The New England College Master of Education is designed for current practitioners who are already certified teachers or individuals who wish to become certified or add a new certification. [+]

New England College is renowned for its top-quality education department and award-winning online programs. As part of the department’s ongoing evolution, the Master of Education and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is offered to develop teacher leadership. Graduate students and NEC faculty work as a learning community to address real-world issues of teachers and schools.

Highlights Courses are taught by practitioner faculty with outstanding professional experience and engaging and effective pedagogical skills. Enjoy working collaboratively and learning from peers. Improve written communication skills and gain competence as a writer. Learn to use new instructional and learning technologies in the classroom. Gain confidence gathering, analyzing, and using data. Develop leadership skills and the ability to design and implement effective, participatory educational reform processes Develop a sense of optimism about the power of teachers, students, schools, and communities to tackle and solve challenging educational problems Choose a concentration that fits your interests and aspirations within the Master of Education program. Investigate problems of practice within school settings, analyze and develop leadership skills to improve the quality of organizations as you earn your principal or superintendent certification. ... [-]

Master in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

Masters in Special Education. It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum and Teaching (9-12 hours) SED 590 Comm, Collaboration and Diversity (3) Foundations of Professional Studies SED 500 Exceptional Students in Inclusive Schools (0-3) (Required if not previously taken) SED 520 Context of Education (3) SED 550 Research, Publication & Grant Writing (3) Teaching Field (24 hours) Adviser-approved courses in Special Education (24) Electives (3-6 hours) Adviser-approved electives (3-6) [-]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. [+]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. This programme is known for its grounding in a social justice model of inclusive community and educational practice and is relevant for a variety of professionals working in community organisations and schools, and those concerned with disability advocacy and rights. Studying the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS) you'll gain a stronger understanding of social life and the differences between us, and challenge current approaches used in the education sector and beyond. The programmes takes on an interdisciplinary approach which draws from education, psychology and social science. As a graduate, you'll demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of concepts, issues and debates in the area of Disability Studies, particularly in your own research. Thinking critically and creatively, you will evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the field of Disability Studies and work proactively to develop professional relationships with others in the field. Programme highlights The MDInS enables the option of flexible study, with both full-time (over 1-1.5 year/s) or part-time options available. This has been an active programme at Waikato for the past 20 years (previously known as "Special Education", changed to current name in 2011). Career opportunities Community Leader Policy Analyst Admission and enrolment Entry Criteria A first degree... [-]

Master In Specialized Education And Inclusion In The School Context - Aee

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 Brazil Aracaju

The course aims to encourage the education professionals: teachers of the regular room, the rooms of ESA (Educational Service Specialist), managers, among others, discussions able to subsidize them in pedagogical practices that contribute to inclusion, with the development, autonomy and learning disabled person, providing an understanding of the teacher's role of the Educational Service Specialist and its relationship with various disabilities in the school context. [+]

Masters in Special Education. Differentials Course The course aims to foster education professionals: teachers of the regular room, the rooms ESA (Educational Service Specialist), Managers, among others, discussions able to subsidize them in pedagogical practices that contribute to inclusion, with the development, autonomy and learning disabled person, providing an understanding of the teacher's role of the Educational Service Specialist and its relationship with various disabilities in the school context. For this it is necessary to draw up the plans call from the recognition of the type of disability and the existing skills; identify, develop, produce and organize learning resources, accessibility and strategies, considering the type of disability in order to build an action plan according to the needs presented and understand the importance of assistive technology in the person's inclusion process with disabilities and AEE . General objective • The course aims to encourage the education professionals: teachers of the regular room, the rooms of ESA (Educational Service Specialist), managers, among others, discussions able to subsidize them in pedagogical practices that contribute to inclusion, with the development , autonomy and learning disabled person. Specific objectives • Provide an understanding of the teacher's role of the Educational Service Specialist and its relationship with various disabilities in the school context; • Develop plans call from the recognition of the type of disability and the existing skills; • Identify, develop, produce and organize learning resources, accessibility and strategies, considering the type of disability in order to build an action plan as presented to... [-]

Master's Degree In Special Education

Frederick University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2018 Cyprus Cyprus Online Nicosia + 2 more

The Graduate Program in Special Education aims to provide knowledge and skills, both theoretical and practical levels, which are necessary for training and support for students with special educational needs in mainstream and special schools. It aims to provide knowledge, awareness, and education Pedagogical University graduates and other departments in the Special Inclusive education issues. [+]

key Objectives The Graduate Program in Special Education aims to provide knowledge and skills, both theoretical and practical levels, which are necessary for training and support for students with special educational needs in mainstream and special schools. It aims to provide knowledge, awareness, and education Pedagogical University graduates and other departments in the Special Inclusive education issues. This program will provide scientific information regarding the identification, evaluation and coping with children with special needs in mainstream school (general class, a special unit, or individualized special education) but also in other special education setting level. This program will also provide an opportunity to conduct research projects in an area where there have been conducted many studies to date, at least in the Cyprus area. Each student has different characteristics than the psychophysical development, cognitive and linguistic ability, socialization and emotional development, in most cases the differences between children are not so large that it would take a different approach, but in other cases children show such differences with the other children of the same chronological age who need special educational assistance to enable the child to get the most from the training. The program aims to prepare teachers to educate, paidagogisei, support, and generally incorporate child to school with consistency and better integration into society. The courses include theoretical courses dealing with general, specific and contemporary issues special education and training as well as more practical courses related to teaching methodology and strategies used in special education and anti-racist education. Also,... [-]

Postgraduate Education Sciences: Special Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 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 of study (years): 1.5 year Title of Studies: Education: Special Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Full-time / Part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description 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. Goals 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. Deepen the content and logic of modern trends, theories and research relating to Special Education. 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. To... [-]

Special Education, General Curriculum (M.Ed.)

Marymount University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Arlington

Marymount’s teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Division of Teacher Education and Certification of the Virginia Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). [+]

Special Education, General Curriculum (M.Ed.)

Marymount is one of the leading teacher education programs in the greater Washington, DC, area. Marymount alumni are teaching in public, private, Catholic, and independent schools. Marymount graduate students participate in dynamic field experiences in a variety of school settings and are prepared for the challenges in today’s classrooms.

 M.Ed. programs are offered in:

Elementary Education with teaching licensure for grades preK-6 English as a Second Language with teaching licensure for grades K-12 Special Education, General Curriculum, with teaching licensure for grades K-12 Secondary Education with teaching licensure for grades 6-12 ... [-]

Master Teacher Training In Secondary Schools

La Salle Centro Universitario
Online & Campus Combined Part time 9 months September 2018 Spain Madrid

This replaces the old masters that enables CAP to teach in Secondary Education and Baccalaureate [+]

Teacher Education in Secondary Education (secondary master)

This replaces the old masters that enables CAP to teach in Secondary Education and Baccalaureate.

The program is structured in two parts: • Generic: to try matters relating to Learning and Personality Development adolescent processes in educational contexts, and the relationship between society, family and education. • Specific: The student will deepen the teaching / learning and innovation in teaching and educational research of the matters within their specialty.

Its design provides answers for the education of the new generations, involving new challenges for teachers. Given the track record, faculty and teaching and research experience of our center will be offered the following itineraries teaching specialties: ... [-]


Master in Speech and Language Therapy

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 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 en Logopédie Le Master en Logopédie est une formation professionnalisante reconnue au niveau suisse, donnant accès au métier de logopédiste (orthophoniste). Situé au carrefour de la psychologie, des sciences du langage, des sciences de l’éducation, des neurosciences et de la médecine, il fait une large place à la formation clinique, tout en offrant de solides bases scientifiques au travers d’enseignements académiques et d’activités de recherche. Son objectif est double. D’une part, il s’agit de former l’étudiant à l’étude scientifique de la parole, du langage et de la communication humaine et de leurs troubles. D’autre part, le Master vise à préparer l’étudiant aux principales activités professionnelles des logopédistes: conseil et prévention, évaluation et diagnostic, accompagnement et prise en charge des troubles de la voix, de la déglutition, du langage oral et écrit ainsi que de la communication. Le nombre de places disponibles pour la formation pratique étant limité, une procédure d’admission est organisée en trois parties: Examen de maîtrise de la langue (éliminatoire) Dossier de candidature et journée d’examens Entretien (pour les étudiants avec les meilleurs résultats à la journée d’examens) Les informations relatives à la procédure d’admission sont accessibles sur le site du Master en logopédie. www.unige.ch/fapse/logopedie/futursetudiants/procedure-admission Programme d'études Cours académiques (34Crédits) : Troubles de la communication et du langage chez l’enfant; neuropsychologie du langage chez l’adulte; audiophonologie clinique, etc. Formation clinique (34Crédits) : Séminaires ARP: troubles développementaux; troubles acquis; analyse de pratique; sensibilisation professionnelle; stages; cours-bloc, etc. Cours libres (34Crédits) Formation à la recherche (34Crédits) : Colloque de... [-]

MPhil, PhD in Learning Disability

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 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. [-]