PURPOSE: The Master's Degree in Special Education is designed for candidates who currently hold a teaching certificate. Candidates will become certified in PreK-8 Special Education and continue on to earn a M.Ed. in Special Education. The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with the advanced skills and knowledge needed to successfully teach children with special needs to work effectively with their families and community agencies.
48 credits are needed to complete the degree
- Master's degree candidates (MDC) will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to foster academic, social, and emotional growth to maximize the abilities of individual students with diverse needs.
- MDC will demonstrate competence in classroom management for diverse populations, with a focus on students in inclusive settings.
- MDC will integrate evidence based practice (instructional strategies and assessment techniques) to meet the needs of students and families.
- MDC will employ skills in facilitating the transition process of students with special needs.
- MDC will collaborate with various community agencies to enhance educational opportunities for all stakeholders.
- MDC will engage in research to actively promote the advancement of the profession.