Prepare for teaching in a general education, special education, or inclusive classroom setting.
This Master of Education (M.Ed.) program combines an elementary education foundation with coursework in moderate disabilities, and gives you a competitive edge with two classroom licenses: Elementary 1–6 and Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK–8. Coursework covers elementary content areas, classroom management, special education, development of Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs), and assessment. Two practicum experiences round out the program, allowing you to apply your new knowledge to elementary and moderate disabilities classrooms.
This course examines speech and language acquisition and development from birth through adolescence, addressing typical and atypical language development as well as first and second language acquisition. Focus is on the neurological basis of communication, developmental milestones, verbal and non-verbal communication, and language diversity as differentiated from disorder. Connections between culture and communication, socialization language delays, and communication disorders will be studied. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) are described and modeled throughout the course.
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