Special educators have one of the most complex and challenging roles in today’s changing schools. As a candidate in this program, you will deepen your professional knowledge and expertise in the field, and further develop leadership skills needed to help schools deliver quality inclusive education for all of the community’s children.
Expertise in literacy is essential for today’s special educators. Many students with emotional, physical and developmental disabilities also have significant needs in literacy. As a candidate in this program, you will develop your abilities to maximize literacy learning for students with mild, moderate and severe disabilities through specialized planning and instruction matched to individual learner characteristics.
You will have ongoing support while working closely with full-time special education faculty who bring extensive experience working with students with a wide range of learning characteristics. Graduates of this program well sought-after graduates because of the depth of their preparation in key areas for all learners.
You will extend your specialized professional development through courses and field experiences for serving students who have autism and other complex development disabilities, and for assessment, data-based decision-making, positive behavior interventions and assistive technology for a wide range of learners.