Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


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

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 (G.P.A.) 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. Completion of SPED 300 and SPED 210 or SPED 310 (or equivalent determined by the Special Education advisor).
  7. An essay describing the candidate’s commitment to special education, cultural awareness, collaboration, and lifelong learning.
  8. 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
  9. 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 415Assessment/Instruction with Young Exceptional Children

3

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

4

Spring.
SPED 436WAssessment/Instruction: Older Students with SID

4

Fall.
 

SPED 513Characteristics/Needs of Young Exceptional Children

3

Spring.
-Or-

SPED 520Young Adults in Nonschool Settings

3

Summer.
 

SPED 525Development of Communication and Movement

3

Fall.
SPED 526Assessment, Curriculum: Students with Complex Needs

3

Spring (even years).
SPED 534Involvement of Families in Special Education

3

Fall, Spring.
SPED 665Graduate Internship: Students with SID

6

Fall, Spring.

Comprehensive Assessment

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CACapstone Portfolio

0

Fall, Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 35