Masters Programs in Special Education

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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 2017 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 (MED/ALTA) Collaborative

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 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. William Paterson University in New Jersey invites you to meet with  Amo- Augustus Kubeyinje, Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services during our 2017 Africa Recruitment Tour. Learn about our undergraduate and graduate degree program. Ask about available scholarship  opportunities. Abuja, Nigeria - Date:  September 22nd 2017 Lagos, Nigeria - Date:  September 26th and 27th Accra, Ghana - Date: September 28th Kumasi, Ghana - Date: September 30th Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Date:  October 1st  and 2nd Kigali, Rwanda - Date:  October 3rd Nairobi, Kenya - Date:  October 5th  and 6th Harare, Zimbabwe - Date:  October 7th Johannesburg, South Africa - Date: October 9th and 10th 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),... [-]

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. [+]

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 forms and methods of... [-]

Master of Education in TESOL, Literacy and Culture

University Of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Diego

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. [+]

Masters in Special Education. 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. The program provides over 150 hours of observation, teaching experiences, and research practice in TESOL classrooms. What can I do with this degree? Graduates typically go on to teach English to adult speakers of other languages in community colleges, English languages academies, or in elementary through adult contexts abroad. Students who already hold a teaching credential pursue this degree program to enhance their current work and many continue to teach in K-12 school settings after the completion of this degree, but it is important to note that a California teaching credential for the K-12 sector is not included in the course of study. Who should apply? This program is designed to prepare students to enter the profession of TESOL without prior teaching experience required (though it is helpful). TESOL students include recent college graduates, career changers and educators who wish to develop their competencies in TESOL. Our... [-]

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

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

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 in Pre-Primary Education

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

The follow-up Master's degree programme is intended for the graduates of Teaching at kindergartens (Bachelor) and Preschool Special Needs Education Teaching – Nursery School Teacher Training (Bachelor). [+]

Masters in Special Education. Programme description The follow-up Master's degree programme is intended for the graduates of Teaching at kindergartens (Bachelor) and Preschool Special Needs Education Teaching – Nursery School Teacher Training (Bachelor). The study specialisation is drafted for pre-primary teachers qualified preparation with emphasis on pre-school curriculum development with respect to the specific conditions of the pre-primary institution taking into consideration the specialities and needs of pre-primary children in the pedagogic-psychological context and with emphasis on pedagogical diagnostics and special-pedagogical with applying the inclusive education principles and preprimary institution management in accord with the current trends in the pre-education field. Graduate profile The graduate is trained to: do the profession of a teacher at ordinary kindergartens and in kindergartens for children with special education needs. All this with emphasis on the process of managing and methodology in the concept of current pre-primary curriculum, to draft school curriculum in accord with the conditions and need of an individual preprimary institution, to cooperate on creating the conditions for development of own kindergarten education path, to work in accord with the current trends in education; In accord with pre-primary curriculum, the graduate is ready: to create, manage and implement the process of education activities and conditions progress evaluation implemented within a pre-primary education institution, to implement acquired knowledge as a part of a feedback not only considering himself (self-reflection) but also considering the other kinder garden teachers, to manage the pedagogical process implemented within the whole kinder garden on purpose, to process... [-]

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 DC

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 - Tutor Support In Education

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Vladivostok

The program gives an idea of ​​tutoring as a necessary resource in the creation of innovative educational environments, processes, programs and projects under the objectives of quality continuing education. The program introduces professional tutoring as an effective individualization practice in open education, with the accompaniment of the process of development of a new activity - the main function of the tutor. [+]

Masters in Special Education. Program Overview The program gives an idea of ​​tutoring as a necessary resource in the creation of innovative educational environments, processes, programs and projects under the objectives of quality continuing education. The program introduces professional tutoring as an effective individualization practice in open education, with the accompaniment of the process of development of a new activity - the main function of the tutor. acquired competence willingness to work freely in different professional environments in the face of uncertainty; the ability to design an open, exuberant, variability educational environment tyutorskie technology for the development of a variety of practices in the organization; ability to form a continuing education strategy by building individual educational programs; the ability to help to understand the subject of innovation in all its period of diversity in innovation market saturation. Competitive advantages highly qualified teaching staff specially trained in the field of tutoring and personalization with the participation of federal experts - members of the Interregional Association tyutorskoy; Practical training on the basis of higher and secondary educational institutions; The area of ​​professional activity and employment innovative educational institutions and social services; cultural institutions; preschool, educational organizations, institutions of secondary and higher education, additional education of adults and children; social and rehabilitation centers; diagnosis and counseling centers; centers of academic mobility; development centers tyutorskih practices, financial literacy, design and educational laboratories and others. Approximate curriculum Research methodology in education Management of the humanitarian system in education Intellectual education of participants in the educational... [-]

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 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's Degree In Special Education

Frederick University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2017 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,... [-]

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. 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... [-]

Masters of Special Education

University of Central Arkansas
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 30 hours September 2017 USA Conway + 1 more

The Master’s program in Special Education is a 30 credit hour on-line program designed to meet the performance standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), and the Teacher Evaluation Systems (TESS). [+]

MSE Special Education / SPED Endorsement The Master’s program in Special Education is a 30 credit hour on-line program designed to meet the performance standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), and the Teacher Evaluation Systems (TESS). Special Education Program Flyer Master’s Program in K-12 Special Education The special education graduate program leading to a M.S.E. is located in the Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education. Its main purpose is to prepare collaborative special education teachers skilled in providing quality instruction to students representing a broad scope of abilities. (Graduate Bulletin) The program offers a broad range of opportunities for candidates to learn about special education litigation and legislation, assessment, behavior guidance, behavior guidance, instructional strategies, and best practices in serving persons with disabilities and their families. The Master’s program is a 30-graduate credit hour program that can be completed in two years. Students can fulfill the Arkansas Department of Teacher Licensure requirements for Special Education licensure through this program. Using a variety of software such as Collaborate and Blackboard, all classes are offered online as a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions. The program of study includes the following courses: ELSE 6300 Philosophical, Historical & Legal Aspects of Special Education ELSE 6304 Behavior Management and Analysis in Special Education ELSE 6308 Educational Assessment in Special Education ELSE 6366 Educational Programming for Students with Mild Disabilities K-12 ELSE 6367 Educational Programming for Students... [-]

Master of Arts in Education – Special Education

Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Puerto Rico San Juan

This specialty is oriented to facilitate to the teacher of Special Education the tools that allow her/him to perform their functions effectively and efficiently in the classroom. In addition, the specialty at this level facilitates competing to her/him in the magisterial field for an associate teacher rank. [+]

Masters in Special Education. This specialty is oriented to facilitate to the teacher of Special Education the tools that allow her/him to perform their functions effectively and efficiently in the classroom. In addition, the specialty at this level facilitates competing to her/him in the magisterial field for an associate teacher rank. [-]