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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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Grupo Tiradentes

The course aims to encourage the education professionals: teachers of the regular room, the rooms of ESA (Educational Service Specialist), managers, among others, discuss ... [+]

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 .... [-]

Brazil Aracaju
March 2020
Portuguese (Brazil)
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Plymouth State University

Plymouth State’s General Special Education certification programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and aligned with t ... [+]

Plymouth State’s General Special Education certification programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and aligned with the National Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards.

Coursework in special education address competencies in such areas as classroom management, a survey of exceptionalities, human development, foundations, assessment, and teaching strategies. Our experienced faculty will address issues such as development and characteristics of learners, learning differences, instructional strategies, special education law, and language.

Degree Options

Students may choose from the following options:

MEd in Special Education, K-12 General Special Education Certification MEd in Special Education, K-12 General Special Education Certification - One Year Intensive MEd in Special Education (non-certification) MEd in Special Education, K-12 Learning Disabilities Certification MEd in Special Education, K-12 Administrator Certification Admission Requirements ... [-]
USA Plymouth
September 2019
Campus
Torrens University Australia

The Master of Education (Special Education, Advanced) thoroughly prepares educators to support individuals with a range of special educational needs in mainstream classro ... [+]

Build specialised skills to support individuals

The Master of Education (Special Education, Advanced) thoroughly prepares educators to support individuals with a range of special educational needs in mainstream classrooms and fills a much-needed gap in professional development for teachers in the field.

The Master of Education (Special Education, Advanced) takes a Design Thinking approach to analyse issues and challenges faced by persons with a range of additional learning needs. In particular, it focuses on problem-solving, informed by advanced theoretical knowledge, from a person first perspective.

The course highlights three distinct streams; all of which address the challenges and issues faced by mainstream teachers in 21st Century educational practice:... [-]

Australia Melbourne
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Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
Online & Campus Combined
Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)

A program of study for those interested in becoming adapted Physical Educators for special populations in public or private scenarios. ... [+]

A program of study for those interested in becoming adapted Physical Educators for special populations in public or private scenarios.

The master's programs of the School of Education provide numerous and innovative alternatives for the development of professionals that are leaders in formal educational institutions and other related work environments.

Mission of the School of Education

The missions of the School of Education is based on the principle that education is the art of achieving positive changes founded on social ethics. Our goal of excellence is manifested in that a good quality of life is the product of the holistic instruction of the student and the educational professional. Academic autonomy, respect for diversity, equality and human dignity, as well as reflective and diverse thought, characterize our organizational environment.... [-]

Puerto Rico San Juan
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledg ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Montgomery
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)

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 cl ... [+]

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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: MASTER PROGRAM

An applicant shall be eligible for admission if he/she complies with the following requirements:

Bachelor of Arts in Education or a related area from an accredited institution or a Bachelor of Arts with a Science degree in a particular field which required courses in education; Admission index of 3.00 on the Bachelor Degree. If at the end of completing the master degree, the student has a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, he or she must take the EXADEP educational test. Students with a GPA of 3.00 or more are exempted from taking the EXADEP. Oral and written competence in English and Spanish are required. Completed application form and appropriate fees within the time specified in the University calendar; Evidence of undergraduate and graduate studies (official transcript). ... [-]
Puerto Rico San Juan
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Central Arkansas

The Master’s program in Special Education is a 30 credit hour online program designed to meet the performance standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teach ... [+]

MSE Special Education/SPED Endorsement

The Master’s program in Special Education is a 30 credit hour online 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).

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Master’s Program in K-12 Special Education

The special education graduate program leading to an 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)... [-]

USA Conway
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
30 hours
Online & Campus Combined
University of Hartford Online

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

The online Master of Education in Special Education prepares you to become a highly competent teaching professional— deeply knowledgeable in a range of disciplines related to the needs of children with disabilities, highly skilled in instruction, and proficient in sensitively collaborating with families and other educational specialists in learning systems. Our program allows you to apply your skills in new directions with an advanced focus on special education, allowing for greater career advancement opportunities. Our program, however, is not designed to lead to certification; it is an advanced degree designed for those who would like to develop expertise in special education. Course objectives and desired outcomes are achieved through learning experiences that promote collegial discourse, collaborative problem solving, and reflective practice, including performance-based applications that require participants to apply specific content and competencies in professional practices.... [-]

USA Hartford
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Online
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children wit ... [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in Early Intervention

This program, which requires a minimum 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as a Teacher of Children with Disabilities (birth to school-age 5) (282). The program is designed to prepare students for the fundamentals of professional practice in early intervention for inclusive environments, provide students with advanced content in a variety of research areas (e.g., early childhood, early childhood special education, family relationships, collaborative consultation), and support students in practicum experiences with high needs children ages birth-5 and their families. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants will demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. To ensure program success, applicants will be currently working or volunteering with young children, birth to age 5, and their families. PROGRAM BENEFITS... [-]

USA Orono
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children wit ... [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in Low Incidence

This program, which requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as an Educational Specialist for Students with Severe Disabilities (286). The program prepares master’s level special educators to serve students with autism spectrum disorder, significant intellectual disabilities, and students with multiple disabilities. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants must demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and successful completion of an introductory course in special education or adapting instruction for students with disabilities. All courses require fieldwork so candidates must be working or volunteering in K-12 schools. PROGRAM BENEFITS... [-]

USA Orono
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children wit ... [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in High Incidence

This program, which requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities (282) (K-8 or 7-12). The program prepares master’s level special educators to serve students in the areas of reading, math, writing, and challenging behavior. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants must demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and successful completion of an introductory course in special education or adapting instruction for students with disabilities. All courses require fieldwork so candidates must be working or volunteering in K-12 schools. PROGRAM BENEFITS... [-]

USA Orono
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Drew University

The Master of Education program is a 30-credit advanced-degree program that focuses on theory and pedagogy. Within each specialization, you will develop skills and knowle ... [+]

Be the Inspiration. Live Your Passion.

The Master of Education program is a 30-credit advanced-degree program that focuses on theory and pedagogy. Within each specialization, you will develop skills and knowledge that deepen an educator’s understanding of the field. Whether you are a K-12 educator or a higher education professional, we have a program that will help build toward your future.

Students are offered areas of specialization in a number of distinct fields. The flexible curriculum allows students to tailor their coursework to explore their interests and to build interdisciplinary knowledge. We are committed to training highly professional educators to meet the needs of diverse learners in a variety of contexts.... [-]

USA Madison
August 2019
Full-time
Campus
UNIR

The official Master in Special Education Online will provide you with the training, skills and competencies needed to respond effectively to the specific demands posed by ... [+]

Study your Official Master in Special Education online with UNIR

The official Master in Special Education Online will provide you with the training, skills and competencies needed to respond effectively to the specific demands posed by students with special educational needs (SEN) .

With the Master in Special Education Online you will not only know all the types of SEN, but you will learn to diagnose, detect, and intervene the possible disabilities of your students in all educational stages.

As a teacher, you will acquire the necessary qualifications to evaluate the student, assess their situation in the classroom, respect their rhythm and learning style and design and implement specific and effective curricular adaptations for them . This training aims to promote attention to diversity in public, private and private schools.... [-]

Spain Logroño
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Spanish
Part-time
1 year
Online
University of Nicosia

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 educationa ... [+]

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.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
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Greek
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Campus
University of Nicosia

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 educationa ... [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 year Title of Study: Education Sciences: Special Education (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Remote 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.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
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Greek
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Online