Sep 28, 2020  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Graduate Studies Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, MS


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The program offers two certification pathways. Students can enroll in a course of study leading to Pre K- 8 certification or in a course of study leading to 7- 12 certification, as noted below. Both pathways require 33 credit hours of coursework and include an internship. The application deadline to the program is March 1st. Later applications may be accepted as program capacity allows.

Graduate students entering the Pre K- 8 program must already hold or plan on obtaining the N-3, K-6, Pre K-4, 4-8, K-12, or Reading Specialist PA certification prior to being eligible to apply for the Special Education Pre K-8 certificate upon graduation from the program. Graduate students entering the Special Education 7-12 program must already hold or plan on obtaining a 7-12, K-12, or Reading Specialist PA certification prior to being eligible to apply for the Special Education 7-12 certificate upon graduation from the program.

Program of Study for MS in Special Education

Students pursuing the Master’s in Special Education must complete a total of 36 graduate credit hours, including an internship, and pass a comprehensive examination. 

Research Course Requirement (3 credits required)*


Total: 36 credits


Student Teaching and PECT

Application for student-teaching must be uploaded into Taskstream. Students in the M.S. Special Education program are required to submit evidence of taking a PECT examination by the last day of classes of their final semester in the program. Students will submit evidence of taking the test to the Director of Graduate Programs and must upload this evidence into Taskstream. Taskstream will not be available for submitting applications after the dates and times below.

The due dates for submitting student teaching application and PECT scores are provided below.

  

                                                         Deadlines for

Term

Student teaching application

Submission of PECT scores

 

 

 

Spring

No later than October 1, 11:59 p.m. for  student teaching in spring semester

Final day of classes of spring semester.

Fall

No later than March 1, 11:59 p.m. for Student Teaching in Fall semester

Final day of classes of fall semester.

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