Special Education M.Ed.
The M.Ed. in Special Education provides students with the depth of knowledge and breadth of skill in educating students with disabilities required of a “master teacher.” Students may concentrate in one of five disability areas:
- early childhood special education;
- individuals with autism spectrum disorders;
- hearing loss;
- mild to moderate behavior and learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities, attention disorders, emotional behavior disorders, mild intellectual disabilities); or
- moderate, severe, and profound intellectual disabilities.
- Concentrations (select one of the following five areas):
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Behavior/Learning Disabilities [mild to moderate] (e.g., dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities, attention disorders, emotional behavior disorders, mild intellectual disabilities)
- Deaf Education (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Intellectual Disabilities [moderate, severe, and profound]
- Students are provided with the depth of knowledge and breadth of skill in educating students with disabilities required of a “master teacher.”
- Research-based strategies, effective pedagogy, and data-based decision making.
- Selecting appropriate curricula, employing effective methods of instruction, making assessment based decisions, and utilizing effective classroom and student management procedures.
- Prepared to work collaboratively with educational professionals and families, and exhibit the highest standards of professionalism while maximizing pupil learning and development.
- Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university.
- Special education teachers who are currently certified in special education and have a desire to gain advanced knowledge.
- Individuals who have a background in a related field (psychology, social work, criminology, speech and language, general education, etc.), and do not want to be a classroom teacher, but are interested in obtaining advanced pedagogy, methods, and strategies to work with individuals with disabilities in non-educational settings such as clinics, hospitals and facilities.
- A minimum of 36 semester hours is required to receive your degree
- 4 semesters or 1.5 years
- Atlanta Public Schools
- Cobb County School District
- DeKalb County School District
- Fulton County School District
- Gwinnett County School District
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