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Kent State University Special Education - M. Ed.
Kent State University

Special Education - M. Ed.

Kent, USA

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Distance Learning, On-Campus

Introduction

The Master of Education degree in Special Education provides students with an advanced understanding of contemporary research and practice issues in special education. Students in the program are typically interested in pursuing enhanced professional competence, career advancement, leadership roles, advocacy, and systems change; or they may want to prepare for doctoral-level study.

Students do not need to have an undergraduate degree in special education (or in education) to be successful in the master's degree; however, should be motivated to develop a deeper understanding of the field of special education.

The Special Education major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Deaf Education concentration focuses on the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • The Early Childhood Intervention Specialist concentration focuses on the needs of young children with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities, birth to grade 5 (birth to age 10), and their families.
  • The General Special Education concentration provides a broad focus on special education across all ages and types of student needs. Students work with a graduate adviser to develop a personalized plan of study.
  • The Mild/Moderate Educational Needs concentration focuses on the needs of students with mild to moderate educational needs who most often participate in the general education academic curriculum with special education support.
  • The Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs concentration focuses on students with moderate to intensive educational needs who most often require modifications to the general academic curriculum and/or other extensive special education supports.
  • The Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs concentration focuses on the needs of preschool children with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities
  • The Transition to Work concentration focuses on the needs of students with disabilities transitioning to adulthood.

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The Deaf concentration is accredited by the Council of Education of the Deaf.

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