Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education M.Ed.

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Our Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education (P-6) master’s degree prepares teachers to serve infants and toddlers (0-2 years), children in preschool (3-5 years), and students in K-6 settings. Graduates are prepared to implement evidence-based practices at an advanced level to support families and the development of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities and elementary-aged students with disabilities.  Our program is offered online and on campus.

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Alternative Degree Overview

Coursework — 57 hours

  • At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses
  • Practicum and Clinical Residency courses required
  • Clinical Residency Requirement: Passing score on Praxis II-Special Education Core Knowledge and Application (0354/5354); Teaching Reading: Elementary (5205); Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle-Mathematics, Social Studies & Science (5901); and Early Childhood Education (5025). Note: The Three Subject Bundle tests may be taken separately-Mathematics (5903), Science (5905), and Social Studies (5904).
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Traditional Degree Overview

Coursework — 33 hours

  • At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses
  • Practicum courses required
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Admissions

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Application Deadlines

  • July 1 for Fall
  • November 1 for Spring
  • March 15 for Summer
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Faculty

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Opportunities for Students

  • Best Buddies — a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendship for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
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