Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


Special Education M.Ed.—with Concentration in Special Education Certification

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of all Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admission requirements.
  2. Completion of SPED 300 (or its equivalent determined by special education advisor).
  3. An essay describing the candidate’s commitment to special education, cultural awareness, collaboration, and lifelong learning.
  4. An M.Ed. in Special Education certification requires Rhode Island certification in Elementary or Secondary Education or concurrent enrollment
  5. An interview may be required.

Course Requirements

Program Pre-Requisites

SPED 300 (or its equivalent) and certification in Elementary or Secondary Education are required for Rhode Island Department of Education special education certification.

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 501Assessment of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

3

Spring.
SPED 503Positive Behavior Interventions: Students with Disabilities

3

Fall.
SPED 505Oral and Written Language: Classroom Intervention

3

Fall.
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. Elementary Level Mild/Moderate

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 412Reading/Writing for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 662Internship in the Elementary School

6

Fall, Spring.

B. Middle/Secondary Level Mild/Moderate

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 424Assessment/Instruction: Adolescents with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

4

Spring.
SPED 427Career/Transition Planning: Adolescents with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

3

Spring.
SPED 664Internship at the Middle Grades or Secondary Level

6

Fall, Spring.

Comprehensive Assessment

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CAComprehensive Assessment

0

 

Total Credit Hours: 32-35