Designed to provide students who enter holding an initial certificate in special education with advanced training in issues and problems of inclusion, transition, and other aspects of PreK-12 education, this 34 s.h. program prepares reflective practitioners who are able to translate experience and research literature alike into workable solutions to problems in public schools.
For students wishing advanced training in the special education field—31 s.h. beyond the master’s degree. The course of study seeks to strengthen the student’s grasp of the relationship between the development of programs for exceptional individuals and historical and philosophical issues in general education; broaden the student’s familiarity with educational and social services to exceptional children and adults; and deepen the student’s understanding of research needs, trends and issues in the field of special education.