This master's degree is for special education teachers or other licensed teachers who wish to work toward an endorsement to teach special education in the general curriculum.
This concentration in special education provides strategies for effective teaching of students with special needs in the general education classroom. Graduate students learn assessment and diagnosis of students, effective instructional procedures, collaborative and transitional techniques, and behavior management strategies.
Students entering this concentration must possess a valid Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state. Prior to completing the concentration and receiving the master's degree, students must meet the following graduation requirements: must show evidence of at least one course in the teaching of reading and at least one course in the teaching of mathematics. In addition, the teacher licensure candidate must complete at least 225 hours (3 credits) of graduate professional experience at an approved school/classroom in the final semester of the program.
NOTE: Though many courses overlap, this pathway is different from the 5-year Liberal Studies/Special Education General Curriculum undergraduate-graduate pathway and the Special Education General Curriculum K-12 Initial Licensure pathway.