2013-2014 Catalog

Special Education Programs M.Ed.

There are five M.Ed. programs in special education: early childhood, exceptional learning needs, initial certification, severe intellectual disabilities, and urban multicultural special education.

  • The early childhood program prepares special education teachers for children with disabilities from birth through Grade 2 and for their families.
  • The exceptional learning needs program provides advanced study for special educators with specialization in one of four strands: special education administration, urban multicultural curriculum and instruction, secondary special education, or specialized study in an area of professional interest (i.e., behavioral support).
  • The initial certification program results in licensure as a special education teacher of students with mild to moderate disabilities at either the elementary or secondary levels.
  • The severe intellectual disabilities program provides preparation and special education licensure for teachers of students with severe disabilities.
  • The urban multicultural program provides advanced preparation for special educators who teach English language learners with disabilities.