Special Education Track 1 (Graduate)
Master of Education in Special Education Track 1
The graduate program in special education culminates in the Master of Science Degree in Special Education and leads to initial state certification as a special education generalist. This program is a forty-two (48) credit hours program. Coursework required by the School of Graduate Studies may increase total credit hours.
The program is concentrated in four areas: content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, reflection, and inquiry. It is the intent of this program to produce teachers who understand the purpose of inclusive education as well as the method and strategies of educating students with mild and/or moderate disabilities in the elementary and/or middle grades.
This program and its courses are aligned with the standards articulated by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), and Maryland Teacher Technology Standards (MMTS).