Rhode Island College

2018-2019 Catalog


Special Education M.Ed.—with Concentration in Severe Intellectual Disabilities (SID)

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of all Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admission requirements.
  2. Completion of SPED 300 and SPED 310 (or equivalent determined by the Special Education advisor).
  3. An essay describing the candidate’s commitment to special education, cultural awareness, collaboration, and lifelong learning.
  4. Documentation of eligibility for RI Certification in one of the following areas of teacher education:
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Middle School Education
    • Secondary Education
  5. An interview may be required.

Course Requirements

Program Electives

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COURSEWORK in research methods chosen with advisor's consent

3

ONE COURSE in multicultural perspectives, chosen with advisor’s consent

3

Professional Education Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 415Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Assessment

3

Fall.
SPED 435Assessment/Instruction: Young Students with SID

4

Fall.
SPED 436Assessment/Instruction: Older Students with SID

4

Spring.
 

SPED 513Orientation to the Education of Young Children with Special Needs

3

Summer.
-Or-

SPED 520Young Adults in Nonschool Settings

3

Summer.
 

SPED 525Development of Communication and Movement

3

Fall.
SPED 526Assessment, Curriculum, Methods for Children with Multiple Disabilities

3

Spring (even years).
SPED 534Involvement of Parents and Families Who Have Children with Disabilities

3

Fall, Spring.
SPED 665Teaching Internship in Severe Intellectual Disabilities

6

Fall, Spring.

Comprehensive Assessment

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CAComprehensive Assessment

0

Total Credit Hours: 35