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M.Ed. in Elementary or Secondary Special Education

Program Description

The M.Ed. in Elementary or Secondary Special Education Program is an initial certification program, leading to licensure in elementary (gr1-6) or secondary (gr7-12) special education.

Program Goals

The program prepares elementary and secondary special educators to maximize access and opportunity for learners with special educational needs. Program candidates will:

  1. utilize multiple sources of information to develop comprehensive understanding of students’ strengths and needs.
  2. apply understanding of standards-based instruction, assessment data, and curriculum demands to ensure student academic success.
  3. design and adapt instruction to best address students’ learning goals, with particular emphasis on literacy, STEM, blended/personalized approaches.
  4. identify students’ social emotional learning strengths/needs in order to design supportive and inclusive classrooms.
  5. apply culturally and linguistically responsive practices as part of processes that include Multi-tiered Systems of Support, special education evaluation, and IEP development.
  6. collaborate with families, educational personnel, and community agencies to advocate for elementary or secondary students and their families.
Marie Lynch Marie Lynch
Building 2, Rm. 006F
(401) 456-8763

Course Requirements​

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Page last updated: November 20, 2020