Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Special Education M.Ed.—with Concentration in Exceptional Learning Needs

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work.
  3. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in all undergraduate course work.
  4. Three Candidate Reference Forms accompanied by three letters of recommendation.
  5. A Performance-Based Evaluation.
  6. An essay describing the candidate’s commitment to special education, cultural awareness, collaboration, and lifelong learning.
  7. An M.Ed. in Special Education in Exceptional Learning Needs requires Rhode Island certification in Special Education.
  8. An interview may be required.

Course Requirements

Program Elective

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

3

Professional Education Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 458STEM for Diverse Learners: Intensive Intervention

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 503Positive Behavior Interventions: Students with Disabilities

3

Fall (as needed).
SPED 505Oral and Written Language: Classroom Intervention

3

Spring (as needed).
SPED 518Literacy Instruction: Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

4

Spring.
SPED 534Involvement of Parents and Families Who Have Children with Disabilities

3

Fall, Spring.
SPED 648Interpreting and Developing Research in Special Education

3

Fall.

CHOOSE A or B below

A. Autism Education
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 561Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

3

Fall (as needed).
SPED 563Curriculum and Methodology: Students with Autism

3

Spring (as needed).
SPED 564Building Social and Communication Skills

3

Spring (as needed).

B. Specialized Study in Special Education
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THREE COURSES approved by program advisor.

8-9

Comprehensive Assessment

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CAComprehensive Assessment

0

Total Credit Hours: 31-32