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. The MA with Cross-Endorsement program requires a total of 39 credits.
Cross-endorsement in special education (without the MA) is 30 credits and is in alignment with the State of Connecticut guidelines. Candidates must submit proof of their initial teaching certificate at time of application. 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|
|SPED 5410||Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theories and Interventions||3|
|SPED 5411||Introduction to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities||3|
|SPED 5413||Theories of and Introduction to Learning Disabilities||3|
|SPED 5417||Introduction to Children and Youth with Social and Emotional Disturbances||3|
|Diagnosis of Handicapped Children|
|SPED 6561||Diagnostic Procedures in Special Education of Youth with Disabilities||3|
|Program Planning and Evaluation of Handicapped Children|
|SPED 6534||Skill Development for Individualized Educational Plans||3|
|Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Handicapped Children|
|SPED 5486||Developmental Literacy I: Fundamentals of Reading and Language Development||3|
|SPED 6537||Curriculum and Methods for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities||3|
|Practica and Seminar|
|SPED 6951||Practicum/DSAP in Special Education 1||3|
|SPED 6952||Practicum/DSAP 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.
The MA degree with cross-endorsement requires three additional courses and a passing score on the comprehensive exam, in addition to the requirements listed above.
|SPED 5419||Special Learners in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom||3|
|SPED 6999||Comprehensive Examination in Special Education||0|
|Select two elective courses from the following: 2||6|
|Research and Evaluation in K-12 Consultation and Leadership|
|Theories of Learning|
|Psychoeducational Assessment I: Behavioral Approaches|
|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|
In collaboration with academic advisor, candidates select courses from the recommended list. Courses from other graduate programs, such as RLD, Psychology, or Educational Technology relevant to the candidate's area of focus in Special Education may be used to fulfill this requirement.