|EDUU 511||Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling for current special education credential||3|
|Core (18 credits)|
|EDUU 600||Research and Evaluation Methods||
|EDUU 630||Leadership and Policy in Special Education||
|EDUU 631||Program Development and Organization in Special Education||
|EDUU 632||Advanced Assessment and Program Evaluation in Special Education||
|EDUU 661||Collaboration in Special Education||
|EDUU 633||Special Education Capstone||
|Emphasis Area Elective Courses||
|When applying, students must select one emphasis area from the options below.||
MA in Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education
Develop advanced knowledge of best practices for teaching strategies and assessments for infants and toddlers with disabilities with a master’s degree in special education, early childhood.
Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education Overview
The Master of Arts in Special Education, Early Childhood explores the historical, philosophical and legal foundation of early intervention, the range of services available for infants and toddlers with disabilities—and for their families, best practices for assessment, and appropriate intervention strategies. Early childhood special education degree program curriculum aligns with the Council for Exceptional Children’s Advanced Content Standards.
As a student, you will:
- Advocate for policy and curriculum development by understanding the history of early intervention and best practices in early intervention teach strategies and assessment.
- Evaluate current best practices for instruction and assessment using evidence-based educational research.
- Evaluate and analyze student achievement and program effectiveness utilizing nonbiased instruments and knowledge of research-based practices.
- Participate in and provide opportunities for professional development that support children with special needs, their families, schools and communities.
- Implement culturally responsive and collaborative consultation to students to enhance the opportunities for those with exceptional learning needs.
University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
University of Massachusetts Global's School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
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MA, Special Education
Applicants for the master’s degree in special education, must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- Completed application
- 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
- Hold a current special education teaching credential or take EDUU 511 Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
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Master of Arts in Education Program Curriculum
Candidates who complete this emphasis area and have an appropriate credential may be eligible to be recommended for the authorization prior to the completion of their degree, if the additional elective of EDUU 670 Field Experience in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education is taken. See an advisor for more information.
Course List Code Course Name Credits EDUU 665 Historical, Phil, and Legal Foundations of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
EDUU 666 Family Guided Practices in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
EDUU 667 Assessment in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
EDUU 668 Curriculum and Intervention in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
EDUU 669 Consultation and Advanced Strategies in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
Optional elective: EDUU 670 Field Experience in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
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