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Special Education

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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Overview

Degree Programs

M.A., Special Education with specializations in:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Early Childhood Special Education

Educational Therapy

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Credentials

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, and Moderate/ Severe Disabilities

Clear (Induction) Education Specialist Credential in Deaf/Hard of Hering, Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, and Moderate/ Severe Disabilities

Added Authorizations

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Emotional Disturbance

Resource Specialist

Certificates

Advanced Certificate in Transdisciplinary Intervention

Educational Therapy Post-M.A. Certificate

Academic Advisement

All Department faculty members are available during their scheduled office hours or by appointment to advise students during the semester.

Program Coordinators

Graduate Programs: Tamarah Ashton

Teacher Education: Virginia Kennedy

Clear Credential: Virginia Kennedy

Department Programs

A. Master’s Degree Program: The M.A. Degree Program builds on the competencies developed in the Special Education Credential Program, preparing students for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in the schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education and for entry into Doctoral programs. The M.A. Program includes specializations in Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education, Educational Therapy, Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Moderate/Severe Disabilities.

B. Teaching Credentials: The Education Specialist Credential prepares special education teachers to meet the educational, social, emotional and vocational needs of children and adolescents with disabilities and their families. Education Specialist Credential Programs provide specialized course work, field experiences and student teaching for individuals interested in serving students with disabilities. The Department of Special Education offers a Preliminary Education Instruction Specialist Credential and a Clear Education Specialist Credential in Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Moderate/Severe Disabilities. Clear Credentials are designed for teachers who have completed the Preliminary Cedential.

C. Added Authorizations: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Disturbance, and Resource Specialist. A holder of a Special Education Credential may add an authorization to add expertise in areas of special education that were not part of their original Credential authorization.

D. Certificates: Advanced Certificate in Transdisciplinary Intervention and Educational Therapy Post-M.A. Certificate.