Special Education, Master of Education (M.ED)
For candidates who currently possess a Washington State Teaching Certificate.
This program meets the requirements for an add-on endorsement in special education in the state of Washington. The Special Education add-on endorsement prepares teachers for working with students with disabilities in preschool through twelfth grade. The program focuses on the use of specially designed instruction in school settings.
The Master of Education in Special Education program prepares teachers for working with students with disabilities in preschool through twelfth grade. Ideally, students in this program are currently working in the K–12 public school system. Coursework is organized to provide a grounding in the knowledge and skills generally recognized by the special education profession and specifically meeting or exceeding the Washington State requirements for an add-on endorsement in special education. The program is organized so that students enter the program in the fall and potentially finish within four or eight quarters (depending upon whether students follow the four quarter or eight quarter course sequence). All courses are offered online.
|Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education|
|EDUC 526||INTRODUCTION TO MULTI-TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT||4|
|Research and Applied Experience|
|EDUC 525||RESEARCH METHODS FOR EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS||4|
|EDUC 695||INTERNSHIP (2 credits must be repeated three times for a total of 6 credits)||6|
|Special Education Teaching Area Specialization|
|SPED 500||FOUNDATIONS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION||4|
|SPED 510||INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES||4|
|SPED 515||MANAGING STUDENT BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL INTERACTION SKILLS||4|
|SPED 530||SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION FOR HIGH INCIDENCE DISABILITIES||4|
|SPED 540||SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND EVALUATION||4|
|SPED 550||SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION FOR LOW INCIDENCE DISABILITIES||4|
|SPED 560||INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT||4|
|SPED 570||SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD||4|
|SPED 610||SPECIAL EDUCATION PORTFOLIO||4|
After completing the Master of Education in Special Education degree students will be able to:
- administer, interpret, use and communicate assessment information in the delivery of special education services;
- collaborate with families, teachers, school staff and the community in the delivery of special education services;
- deliver specially designed instruction that meets Federal and WA State legal requirements, is evidence-based, and improves the lives of students with disabilities;
- demonstrate an understanding about the field of special education and disabilities as measured by passing the WA State Exit exam (currently the NES);
- demonstrate the ability to think critically about current issues and research in the fields of education and special education and apply this information to problems of practice;
- produce legally correct and professionally appropriate special education documents (i.e., IEPs, evaluation reports, FBAs, PBS Plans and lessons plans) and communicate the contents of these documents as appropriate and needed for the delivery of special education services;
- support the inclusion of students with disabilities in the K–12 public school system.