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M.Ed. Exceptional Learning Needs

The exceptional learning needs program provides advanced study for special educators with specialization in one of two strands:


A. Autism Education

B. Specialized study in an area of professional interest (i.e., behavioral support).

The program requires applicants to hold Rhode Island certification in Special Education (or eligibility for RI certification if the applicant holds a valid Special Education license from another state).

Program Goals

  1. Develop knowledge of the learning needs of children with disabilities.
  2. Develop specialized knowledge in a chosen area of study.
  3. Integrate knowledge into effective teaching practice.
Paul LaCava Paul LaCava
Associate Professor
Building 2 Rm 123
(401) 456-9703

Course Requirements

Click here for course details.​​

Page last updated: September 30, 2020