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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Student Learning Outcomes for Special Education:

Students will be able to:

  • Plan, design, and implement research-based instructional and assessment practices in special education.

  • Develop and apply instructional methodologies, including the use of technology, appropriate for a special education classroom.

  • Critically apply, adapt, and differentiate content knowledge and skills to facilitate inclusive student learning.

  • Create, organize, and maintain an effective and safe classroom environment for all learners.

  • Design and implement successful interventions responsive to the needs of all students.

  • Exhibit the qualities that characterize a professional individual, including professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities of a certified teacher in special education.

  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to continued professional development and service to the discipline.

Requirements of Acceptance:

  • Complete requirements in general education certification (see applicable undergraduate checksheets).

  • Meet requirements for and attain Formal Acceptance into the undergraduate program (see the EDUCATION MANUAL).

  • Receive a B or above in SED 212/MSE 512 (Learning Environment and Social Interaction in Inclusive Settings) and SED 222/MSE 522 (Foundations of Inclusive Education).

  • Pass MA 251 (Probability and Statistics).

  • Maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA or above.

  • Pass the Basic Skills Assessments (PAPA, CORE, SAT, or ACT).

  • Receive satisfactory ratings on the Teacher Dispositions document.

  • Provide two letters of recommendation in support of your academic and professional abilities for success in the program.

  • Submit a writing sample which demonstrates higher-order thinking, writing, and communication skills.

Application Deadlines:

Fall applications will be due by September 15 (notification of acceptance will be November 15); Spring applications by March 15 (notification of acceptance will be May 1).

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