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Master of Education: Teaching - Special Education
The Master of Education: Teaching - Special Education program is designed for teachers who wish to further their studies by achieving an advanced degree with a focus in working with students with special needs. The program provides a strong, research-based background in professional teaching practices and promotes the development of teachers who are knowledgeable of the foundations and theoretical basis for special education, the developmental characteristics of special needs learners, and the instructional practices that best serve them. The coursework reflects standards advocated by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC.) The program includes a total of 36 semester hours and is comprised of 12 online courses with experiential PK-12 fieldwork components, including a capstone course in school-based action research conducted on a school or other approved professional site. This West Virginia state-approved program, while allowing for a master's level credential, does not lead to certification in Special Education.
Loans Offered: The University participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal PLUS, and Federal GRADPLUS programs. American Military University also offers Military Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill
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