We currently offer 4 Master of Education programs:
Lauren Saul is the Education graduate staff liaison. If you would like to tour campus or have admission questions, please call Lauren at (336) 841-9145 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program for the Master of Education in Special Education prepares special education teachers to effectively interact with a variety of students with intellectual disabilities in grades K-12. Special emphasis is placed on transition planning, curriculum implementation and assessment. Candidates have a choice to complete a thesis, product of learning or internship capstone experience. Completion of the degree program may lead to “M” level licensure in Adaptive Curriculum by passing the Praxis II exam.
Visit the Admissions Information page for degree admission deadlines.
Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree in Special Education K –12 from a regionally accredited college. For applicants with teaching licenses in other areas, successful completion of the Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum exams is required. The General Curriculum exam is made up of two sub tests, Math and Multi-subjects. In addition, Praxis II 5543: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (effective 10-1-14). This must be submitted to the School of Education by the end of the first six hours of graduate course work. In addition, applicants should have an acceptable GPA (3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale). An admission decision takes into consideration the applicant’s GPA, completed course work, professional work experience, personal and professional goals for the degree, as well as the information provided by references.
Exceptions to any admission requirement may be considered under special circumstances.
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*Leads to license in Program EC Administrators. Students selecting this capstone track must also complete the following three courses in Educational Leadership in order to be eligible for the EC Program Administrator license:
1) EDU 5171 Strategies for Student Learning and Development;
2) EDU 5172 Implementing Distributed Leadership for Teacher Empowerment;
3) EDU 5174 Organizational Management and Legal Issues for 21st Century Schools.
** Candidates who have had a prior undergraduate course in Multicultural Education will not be required to take EDU 5040 but can substitute with EDU 5080.