Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


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

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of all Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admission requirements.
  2. An essay describing the candidate’s commitment to special education, cultural awareness, collaboration, and lifelong learning.
  3. An M.Ed. in Special Education in Exceptional Learning Needs requires Rhode Island certification in Special Education.
  4. A concentration in Special Education Administration requires certification in Building Level Administration or concurrent enrollment
  5. 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 458Mathematics/Science for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

4

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

3

Fall.
SPED 505Oral and Written Language: Classroom Intervention

3

Fall.
SPED 518Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3

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, B, or C 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. Special Education Administration*

(*This concentration is awaiting RIDE program approval. Anticipated start date is Fall 2016. Please check with the Program Coordinator, Marie Lynch for the latest updates.)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 606Leading Special Education I: Administration

3

As needed
SPED 607Leading Special Education II: Legal and Financial Aspects

3

As needed.
SPED 608Leading Special Education III: Program Development and Organization

4

As needed.
SPED 609Leading Special Education IV: Program Evaluation

4

As needed.
C. Specialized Study in Special Education
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THREE COURSES chosen with advisor's consent

9

Comprehensive Assessment

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CAComprehensive Assessment

0

Total Credit Hours: 31-36