Prepare to teach students with moderate and severe disabilities.
In our comprehensive Master of Education (M.Ed.) program, you will prepare to work in this high-need area, teaching grades 5–12 students with a range of disabilities in schools, clinical settings, and collaborative programs. Train to teach students with moderate disabilities in grades 5–12 and students with severe disabilities at all levels, and gain two Initial licenses. From nondiscriminatory assessment and the use of technology to classroom management and behavior support and special education law, the program covers what you need to know to confidently meet the needs of students with disabilities from your first day in the classroom.
Assessment is a legal and professional responsibility of all special educators. This course will focus on eligibility determination from assessment to program planning, including re-evaluation for the purpose of continued eligibility. The process of interpretation of test results to meaningful curricular decision making and professional communication of this information to team members will be a primary outcome of the course. Students will focus on assessment methods and procedures used in eligibility determination and program planning for students with disabilities as well as students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
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