M.Ed. in Severe Intellectual Disabilities
The program prepares professionals to work with children and young adults with diverse learning needs. Program candidates will:
- develop knowledge of the unique learning needs of students with severe intellectual disabilities (SID) and complex learning needs.
- develop knowledge of standards-based instruction, assessment, and curriculum that support students with SID in academic and functional areas of learning.
- integrate knowledge into effective teaching practice.
- ability to provide culturally and linguistically responsive practices in special education evaluation and IEP development.
- collaborate with families, educational personnel, and community agencies; to advocate for best practices for students and their families as each student transitions from preschool on to adult life.
Updated Requirement for Admission into the M.Ed. in Severe Intellectual Disabilities
Individuals who apply for the M.Ed. in Severe Intellectual Disabilities must hold a Rhode Island teacher certification in early childhood, elementary or secondary education or must demonstrate concurrent enrollment in one of these teacher preparation programs.
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