2008-2009 Catalog 
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2008-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, MA

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Students may earn the Master of Arts degree in Special Education after completing a minimum of 32 specified credit hours as outlined in their graduate plan. In the final course (SPED 5090 Applied Research Project) students complete a field-based research project and present data to faculty and peers. Students must complete additional course work as outlined on their graduate plan to be eligible for licensure.


  • Develop new special education knowledge and translate special education and related research into practice as demonstrated through state-mandated certification tests and a final Master’s project
  • Promote and model excellence in special education practice as demonstrated during students’ reading course and their student teaching experiences
  • Use assessment data to plan instruction, monitor student progress, and determine effectiveness of instruction as demonstrated during student teaching
  • Work collaboratively with general educators and communicate in an effective, professional manner with parents, staff, administrators, students and related service personnel as demonstrated during student teaching and through subsequent reports from our alumni and from professionals in the field

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