Advance Your Teaching Skills and Work with Children with Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms
Gain advanced teaching skills that enable you to create learning-inclusive general education classrooms and successfully instruct students with special educational needs in inclusive classroom settings.
If you've already received initial certification to teach grades 1-6 and initial certification to teach students with disabilities in grades 1-6, you can achieve professional certification in both areas by completing this master's degree in special education.
The 30-credit curriculum includes a series of special education courses, electives in reading and educational psychology, and an individually designed capstone research project.
This program is designed for completion over a longer period of time as students usually take classes part-time while teaching or substitute teaching. Although you may study full-time keep in mind that there might be possible course conflicts since the programs are not designed for full-time study.
- Developing Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge for Students with Disabilities
- Math and Inquiry Instruction for Students with Disabilities
- Managing School and Classroom-wide Student Behavior to Promote Efficient and Effective Instruction
- Assessing Students with Disabilities
- Instructional Environments and Practices for Students with Disabilities
- Basic Data Analysis or Statistical Methods I
- Research Project in Educational Psychology (must be taken in last semester)
- Choose one of the following: Educational Psychology, Assessment in Education, or Advanced Educational Psychology
Choose two: Children's Literature, Literacy in Society, Teaching Writing, or Integrated Literacy Instruction
For more information contact Professor Saddler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This master's in special education program enables initially certified childhood and special education teachers to further develop their skills instructing disabled students in inclusive elementary school classrooms as well as more severely challenged students in special education environments.
The program leads to professional certification in teaching children in grades 1-6 and professional certification in teaching students with disabilities in grades 1-6.
What If I'm Certified to Teach Grades 1-6, But Not Certified to Teach Students with Disabilities?
If you possess initial certification in elementary education but haven't received initial certification to teach students with disabilities, you can become a qualified special education instructor by enrolling in the special education graduate internship program.
Careers and Advisement
The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
Email Graduate Advisement