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Master of Arts in Education / Special Education
Marian University offers a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Special Education. The Special Education concentration is designed to alleviate the need of qualified teachers able to teach individuals with learning disabilities. The specialized curriculum can give student teachers the aspirations to become special needs teachers by: differing in the amount of individual planning and systematic monitoring of teaching procedures, adapting equipment and materials, and ensuring accessible settings and other avenues designed to help students with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success within a school setting and in local communities.
Coursework topics of study include:
Advanced Educational Psychology
Diagnosis and Assessment of Student with Disabilities
Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education Programs
Special Education Law: Families and Students
Classroom Management Applications
Learning with Technology: Effective Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Bachelor’s degree in education or related area from a regionally or nationally accredited program
Teaching license or evidence of eligibility to hold such a license
Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or a minimum GPA of 3.30 in the last 60 credits of their undergraduate program
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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