Master of Education Concentration in Special Education

Note: Offered only through the international programs of the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center.This program is only offered to teachers living and working abroad. It does not have any attachments such as licensure.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Robert Freyermuth

Program Advisors: Dr. Robert Freyermuth and Dr. Marguerite Mahler

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Special Education prepared the overseas teacher to teach students with Moderate Disabilities.

Program Requirements

This program requires successful completion of twelve (12) courses. An oral comprehensive examination is required of all students as the culminating experience. A professional portfolio must be completed and presented prior to the oral comprehensive examination as part of the degree program. The exam is taken during the student’s final semester of study.

Education Core Courses (3)

  • EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice
  • EDUC 998 Language Developments and Communication
  • EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation (recommended after completion of three Content or Concentration courses)

Concentration Courses (9)

  • INST 968 Introduction to Assistive Technology
  • LTRC 907 Literacy Instruction
  • LTRC 930 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • SPED 937 Connecting Mathematical Concepts and Teaching
  • SPED 956 Curriculum Development and Modification
  • SPED 960 Assessment of Learning Problems
  • SPED 962 Developmental Patterns of Children with Special Needs
  • SPED 963 Behavior and Classroom Management
  • SPED 964 Collaborative Educational Planning 

Note: This program is only offered to teachers living and working abroad. It does not have any attachments such as licensure.

Admission Requirements              

  1. The applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. The applicant must have a minimum undergraduate minimum grade point average of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale.
  3. The applicant must submit satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.

 

Effective as of the 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog