Master of Arts in Special Education with Cross-Endorsement
The MA in Special Education with a Cross-Endorsement in Special Education is designed to provide certified teachers with coursework designed to fulfill the cross-endorsement requirements for Special Education.
Cross-endorsement in special education is 33 credits and is in alignment with the state of CT guidelines. All courses in each of the following content areas specified under the current Connecticut state cross-endorsement regulations must be taken.
|Psycho-Educational Theory and Development of Handicapped Children|
|SE 0410||Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theories and Interventions||3|
|SE 0411||Introduction to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities||3|
|SE 0413||Theories of and Introduction to Learning Disabilities||3|
|SE 0417||Introduction to Children and Youth with Social and Emotional Disturbances||3|
|Diagnosis of Handicapped Children|
|SE 0561||Diagnostic Procedures in Special Education of Youth with Disabilities||3|
|Program Planning and Evaluation of Handicapped Children|
|SE 0534||Skill Development for Individualized Educational Plans||3|
|Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Handicapped Children|
|SE 0486||Developmental Literacy I: Fundamentals of Reading and Language Development||3|
|SE 0537||Curriculum and Methods for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities||3|
|Practica and Seminar|
|SE 0591||Practica in Special Education 1||3|
|SE 0592||Practica in Special Education 1||3|
|SE 0594||Student Teaching and Practica Seminar in Special Education 1||3|
Candidates must pass the PRAXIS II in Special Education and the Foundations of Reading Test prior to taking the practica and seminar courses.
Master of Arts Degree Courses
The MA degree with cross-endorsement requires three additional courses, in addition to those listed above.
|SE 0419||Special Learners in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom||3|
|Select two elective courses from the following: 2||6|
|Theories of Learning|
|Psychoeducational Assessment I: Behavioral Approaches|
|Behavior Change Procedures|
|Measurement, Data Analysis, and Experimental Design in Applied Behavior Analysis|
|Research and Evaluation in Multidisciplinary Contexts|
|Content Language & Reading Acquisition for English Language Learners and Students with Special Needs|
|Augmentative Alternative Communications and Assistive Technologies|
|Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Psychoeducational Issues in Special Education|
|Management Techniques in Special Education|
|Developmental Literacy II: Essentials of Vocabulary and Text Comprehension|
|Collaboration and Consultation for the Special Educator|
|Seminar in Special Education|
|SE 0099||Comprehensive Examination in Special Education||0|
In collaboration with academic advisor, candidates select courses from the recommended list. Courses from other graduate programs, such as RLD or Psychology, relevant to the candidate's area of focus in Special Education may be used to fulfill this requirement.