Master's program in Special Education and Literacy II

quoteTeaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.quote1
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This intensive program is designed to allow highly qualified individuals to change careers and become teachers. In a carefully designed sequence of courses and field experiences, individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and certifications required to successfully teach in childhood education (1-6), special education (1-6), and literacy (B-6) settings.

Students in this program begin in the summer, and continue with coursework and practicum experiences for an additional 6 semesters (including summers). During this time they are taking courses in special education, literacy, and educational psychology to meet certification requirements. Practicum and clinical internship experiences are integrated throughout the program.

Due to the competitive nature of this program, it is possible that some admitted students will have to extend beyond the typical program schedule.

Program Requirements
Full Time Study (67 credits)
Evening course work and field experiences during the school day (possible assignment to on-line courses)

Appropriate Applicants are Individuals…
without teaching certification
with teaching certification in areas other than childhood education
with an undergraduate average of 3.0 or better
with a major or minor/concentration in the liberal arts or sciences - (more information)
having an appropriate distribution of undergraduate liberal arts courses - (more information)

Certifications Earned: Initial and Professional Certifications in
Childhood Education (1-6)
Teaching Students with Disabilities at the Childhood Level (1-6)
Literacy (Birth-Grade 6)

Application Deadline: See graduate admissions

How to Apply

MS in Special Education and Literacy II
 2014-2015 Program Plan 



ESPE 560

Introduction to Human Exceptionality

ERDG 655

Early Literacy Development, B-2





ERDG 500

Classroom Literacy Instruction

EPSY 615

Application of Cognitive Theories to Content Area Instruction

ESPE 653

Managing School and Classroom-wide Student Behavior

ESPE 657

Practicum: Effective Teaching and Curricula for Diverse Learners





ERDG 610

Literacy and Society

ESPE 652

Math and Inquiry Instruction for Students with Disabilities

ESPE 655

Assessment of Students with Disabilities

ESPE 669

Educating Students with Emotional Disorders and Challenging Behaviors: Advanced Tiers of Support





EPSY 521

Child Development

ESPE 656

Teaching Written Expression to Students with Disabilities





ESPE 580

Practicum: Teaching Students with Diverse Learning Needs

ERDG 601

Practicum: Instruction to Prevent Literacy Difficulties

ESPE 650

Instructional Environments and Practices for Students with Disabilities

ESPE 651

Developing Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge for Students with Disabilities





ERDG 619

Practicum: Writing in the Classroom

ESPE 654

Teaching Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities


Clinical Internship: Teaching Students with Disabilities

ESPE 681

Clinical Internship Seminar: Teaching Students with Disabilities





ERDG 620

Practicum: Differentiated Instruction and Coaching


 (67 credits)