Graduate School Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.)
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.
The Education program coordinator is Dr. Dustin Johnson. He can be reached at email@example.com or 336.841.9450. For more information check out the School of Education website or download an informational brochure today!
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Tracy Collum is the Education graduate staff liaison. If you would like to tour campus or have general admission questions, you may call Tracy at 336.841.9447 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degree: Master of Education
Admission Terms: Fall (August); Spring (January); Summer (June)
Deadlines for Application Materials: All application materials must be received or postmarked by the following deadlines: March 31, 2013 for Summer 2013, June 30, 2013 for Fall 2013 and November 15, 2013 for Spring 2014.
Application Materials: 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 Praxis II exam in Special Education 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.
Required materials include:
- online application with a nonrefundable $50 application fee;
- an official transcript from all colleges attended (including High Point University);
- essay about interest in the program and goals for the degree;
- three professional reference reports on form provided;
- copy of current K-12 teaching license in Special Education; and
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) obtained within the last five years (GRE Code is 5293; the MAT Code is 1584).
Prerequisite Work: None
Comprehensive Exams: None
Class Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Program of Study (36 hours):
|Core Courses:||(12 hours)|
|EDU 5010||Advanced Instructional Technology for the 21st Century|
|EDU 5040||Multicultural Education in a Diverse Society** OR|
|EDU 5080||Advanced Educational Psychology|
|EDU 5060||Developing Leaders in 21st Century Schools|
|EDU 5090||Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Legal, Ethical and Historical Perspectives|
|Instructional Courses:||Concentration in Teaching (18 hours)|
|EDU 5141||Curriculum Assessment and Planning for Students with Intellectual Disabilities|
|EDU 5142||Instructional and Transition Planning for Elem. Students with Intellectual Disabilities|
|EDU 5143||Occupational and Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Intellectual Disabilities|
|EDU 5144||Consultation and Collaboration with Families and Community Agencies|
|EDU 5145||Technology and Instructional Support for the 21st Century Classroom|
|EDU 5146||Building Self-Determination and Advocacy Skills in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities|
|Capstone Experience:||Choose one set (6 hours)|
|EDU 5030||Methods of Educational Research|
|EDU 5300||Product of Learning|
|EDU 5030||Methods of Educational Research|
|EDU 5030*||Methods of Educational Research|
|EDU 5240*||Clinical Internship|
*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 5161 Organizational Management for the 21st Century Schools;
2) EDU 5163 Strategies for Student Learning and Development; and
3) EDU 5164 Implementing Distributed Leadership for Teacher Empowerment.
** Candidates who have had a prior course in Multicultural Education will not be required to take EDU 5040 but can substitute with EDU 5080.