Master of Education - 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.

Learning Objectives

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.

Career Possibilities

  • Licensed teacher
  • Private consultant
  • Preschool provider
  • Preschool administrator
  • Daycare teacher
  • Daycare administrator

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