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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Special education concentrates on providing a fair and appropriate education to students who have learning or intellectual disabilities, physical limitations, visual impairments, or developmental delays. These programs can provide the professional education required to get positions at particular schools.  

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Master Of Education In Early Childhood Education And Early Childhood Special Education – Non-Licensure

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 3 more

Become an expert educator, advocate and leader with the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU). This program enables you to help each student grow to his or her full potential while advocating at the school and district level for children of diverse abilities. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Special Education 2017. Initial Program – Does Not Lead To Initial Teacher Licensure Offered By: College of Education Overview Lead Special Education for Exceptional Young Children Become an expert educator, advocate and leader with the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU). This program enables you to help each student grow to his or her full potential while advocating at the school and district level for children of diverse abilities. Step into the high demand field of early childhood special education as a graduate of this master’s degree program, equipped with best-practice pedagogy and methodologies as well as expertise in the psychosocial and familial needs of exceptional children. In addition to coursework, students complete 104 hours of field experience within birth through grade 3 classrooms, in both special and general education environments. All courses are directly aligned with national teaching standards as prescribed by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers (ISTE-T), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This version of the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education degree does not lead to initial teacher licensure. This program is recommended for educators seeking to enhance their career specialization or preparing for roles that do not require certification, such as within private or parochial organizations. GCU also offers an... [-]

Master in Special Needs Education - Counselling

Palacky University
Campus 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a non-teaching follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree in special needs education (particularly the following fields of study: special needs education – andragogy, special needs education – after-school education, [+]

Programme description The study is designed as a non-teaching follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree in special needs education (particularly the following fields of study: special needs education – andragogy, special needs education – after-school education, special needs education – intervention, preschool special needs education – teaching at nursery schools, etc.), 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 offers specialization by means of selection courses, which the students can focus on. These areas include special needs education counselling designed for the family and children with health disability at an early age, special needs education counselling designed for communicative competence disorders, special needs education counselling designed for the target group of adults and counselling for non-school activities. The structure and content of the lectures, seminars and teaching practices reflects the requirements of Act No. 563/2004 Coll., on pedagogical staff as last amended on 1 January 2015 and, in the context of non-school counselling, especially in the sector of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the requirements defined by the educational standards relating to social service workers are respected. Graduate’s profile and opportunities Job opportunities of the graduates include counselling positions with a direct contact with children, pupils or adults with health disability. The graduates will perform special needs education diagnostics and develop individual plans.... [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Special Education

University of Nicosia
Campus 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Special Education 2017. 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... [-]

Special Education, General Curriculum (M.Ed.)

Marymount University
Campus 2 - 3 years September 2017 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 of Education in Special Education – Teacher of Students with Disabilities (MEd)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Special Education 2017. 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... [-]

Master's in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

The George Washington University - Graduate School Of Education & Human Development
Campus 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 of Arts in Education – Special Education

Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Special Education 2017. 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. [-]

MPhil, PhD in Learning Disability

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus 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. [+]

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 Of Arts In Education - Specialization In Curriculum And Instruction

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Part time August 2017 Puerto Rico Carolina

Oriented teaching programs and curriculum development. The specialization in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for those who are certified teachers and have an active experience in the classroom. Graduates of these masters, develop research skills in the classroom, teamwork, use of technology and design and curriculum review and evaluation. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Special Education 2017. Oriented teaching programs and curriculum development. Specializing in Curriculum and Instruction It is designed for those who are certified teachers and have an active experience in the classroom. Graduates of these masters, develop research skills in the classroom, teamwork, use of technology and design and curriculum review and evaluation. Specialization in Curriculum and Teaching: English (39 credits). Early education (39 credits). Special education * (39 credits). [-]

Master - Tutor Support In Education

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus 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. [+]

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 process Psycho-pedagogical workshop "Introduction... [-]

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Claflin University
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Special Education 2017. 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... [-]

Master's Degree In Special Education

Frederick University
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 - 36 months September 2017 Cyprus Cyprus Online Nicosia + 1 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,... [-]

Master of Education (MEDF)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Part time 3 semesters February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Australia Online + 1 more

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

Best Part time Masters in Special Education 2017. 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... [-]

Masters' Degree In Physical Education "

South Ural State University
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Russia Chelyabinsk

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 in Career Counseling

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Special Education 2017. 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.... [-]