Ph.D. programMultiple and Severe Disabilities M.Ed.

What you’ll learn

Applicants to the M.Ed. Multiple and Severe Disabilities program are able to pursue the following concentrations: Special Education Adapted Curriculum (Intellectual Disability), Special Education General and Adapted Curriculum (Autism Spectrum Disorders), Special Education Deaf Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education Physical and Health Disabilities (Orthopedic Impairments). The master’s degree program contains those courses required for professional certification within each area listed. Students are provided coursework and practicum experiences resulting in knowledge of characteristics, curriculum, instructional strategies, and classroom management procedures to teach children with moderate, severe, and profound intellectual disability; autism spectrum disorders; physical and health disabilities (orthopedic impairments); hearing loss; or young children with disabilities.

Initial Certification in Multiple and Severe Disabilities

This non-degree program prepares students seeking only teacher certification. Applicants to the initial certification non-degree Multiple and Severe Disabilities program are able to pursue the following concentrations: Special Education Adapted Curriculum (Intellectual Disability), Special Education General and Adapted Curriculum (Autism Spectrum Disorders), Special Education Deaf Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education Physical and Health Disabilities (Orthopedic Impairments).

Preschool Special Education Endorsement

Program applicants must be fully certified teachers. Nine semester hours of coursework are required for endorsement in preschool special education for professionals holding teacher certification in early childhood education, special education, or speech language pathology. Completion of the coursework requirements below, as designated, qualifies the students for endorsement in preschool handicapped education.

Concentrations

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