Master of Education in Special Education; Emphasis in Early Childhood Education
The M.Ed. program is designed to meet the needs of persons who hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to earn a master's degree in special education/early childhood education, with or without licensure. Students are expected to develop a plan of study that is most relevant to their educational purposes. Students seeking a license to teach should be aware that certification or endorsement requirements might limit their choices.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate the use of knowledge of future educational settings to develop learning experiences and instructional strategies that prepare young children for future instructional settings;
- Demonstrate the use of strategies to facilitate inclusion;
- Demonstrate the use of communication strategies and resources to facilitate understanding of subject matter by young students whose primary language is not English;
- Interpret and use assessment and performance data from all stakeholders for instruction;
- Develop and/or select instructional content, materials, resources, and strategies that respond to different characteristics of learners;
- Identify and prioritize areas of the general curriculum and accommodations and adaptations for individuals with exceptional learning needs;
- Develop plans for comprehensive, longitudinal individualized programs in collaboration with team members.
- Licensed teacher
- Private consultant
- Preschool provider
- Preschool administrator
- Daycare teacher
- Daycare administrator