Master's program in Special Education and Literacy (II)


quoteEducation is not a preparation for life.
Education is life itself.
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-- John Dewey

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.

What Graduates say about the Program in Special Education and Literacy (II)?

"While going through that program I was wondering if it would be worth it in the end....all the pressure and hard work and it was. I do feel prepared to take on the profession. I am even helping one of the full time teachers that was just hired ahead of me with converting running record scores…. hahah!!! Thanks so much again!"

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 - Click Here for more information
having an appropriate distribution of undergraduate liberal arts courses - Click Here for 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 (67 credits)
Typical Program

SUMMER 1

 

 

ERDG 655

Early Literacy Development, B-2

3

ESPE 560

Introduction to Human Exceptionality

3

 

 

 

FALL 1

 

 

ESPE 657

Effective Teaching and Curricula for Diverse Learners

3

EPSY 521

Child Development

3

EPSY 615

Application of Cognitive Theories to Content Area Instruction

3

ERDG 610

Literacy and Society

3

 

 

 

SPRING 1

 

 

ERDG 500

Classroom Literacy Instruction

3

ESPE 655

Assessment of Students with Disabilities

3

ESPE 652

Math and Inquiry Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3

ESPE 653

Managing School and Classroom-wide Student Behavior

3

 

 

 

SUMMER 2

 

 

ERDG 619

Practicum: Writing in the Classroom, 1-6

3

ERDG 601

Practicum: Instruction to Prevent Literacy Difficulties

3

 

 

 

FALL 2

 

 

ESPE 651

Developing Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge for Students with Disabilities

3

ESPE 650

Instructional Environments and Practices for Students with Disabilities

3

ESPE 580

Practicum: Teaching Students with Diverse Learning Needs

3

ESPE 669

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

3

 

 

 

SPRING 2

 

 

ESPE 654

Teaching Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities

3

ESPE 656

Teaching Written Expression to Students with Disabilities

3

ESPE 680A

Clinical Internship: Teaching Students with Disabilities

6

ESPE 681

Clinical Internship Seminar: Teaching Students with Disabilities

1

 

 

 

SUMMER 3

 

 

ERDG 620

Practicum: Differentiated Instruction and Coaching, B-6

6