Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


Special Education M.Ed.—with Concentration in Urban Multicultural Special Education

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. An essay describing the candidate’s commitment to culturally and linguistically diverse students, collaboration, advocacy, and lifelong learning.
  7. An M.Ed in Urban Multicultural Special Education requires Rhode Island certification in Early Childhood, Elementary or Secondary and Special Education.
  8. An interview may be required.
  9. Undergraduate students who matriculate in the Special Education B.S. program at Rhode Island College can apply for conditional admission to the Urban Multicultural Special Education M.Ed. program after completing 60 undergraduate credits. Students remaining in good standing and continuing to meet admission requirements upon completion of the undergraduate degree are changed to full admission to the M.Ed. program. Application requirements remain the same as the Urban Multicultural Special Education M.Ed. admission requirements. Students under the B.S/M.Ed. admission must complete the SPED B.S. program ESL endorsement courses prior to starting graduate level coursework.

Course Requirements

Foundations Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 534Involvement of Families in Special Education

3

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

3

Fall.

OR A RESEARCH COURSE (with advisor consent)

Professional Education Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 451Teaching Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Students with Exceptionality

3

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

SPED 551Introduction to Multicultural Special Education

3

Summer (annually).
 

SPED 552Dual Language Acquisitions and Intervention

3

Annually.
 

SPED 453Content-Based ESL Instruction for Exceptional Students

4

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

SPED 553Content-Based ESL Instruction for Exceptional ELs/MLLs

3

Annually.
 

SPED 554Applied Linguistics for exceptional ELs/MLLs

3

Annually.
SPED 555Literacy for ELs/MLLs with Special Needs

4

Annually.
SPED 557Assessing ELs/MLLs with Special Needs

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SPED 654Internship in Urban Multicultural Special Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SPED 655Capstone Study in Urban/Multicultural Special Education

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Candidates seeking ESL certification in Rhode Island must complete the professional education courses and the TESOL Praxis Exam (5362).

Comprehensive Assessment

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CACapstone Portfolio

0

Fall, Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 30-31