May 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

M.Ed. or CAGS in Special Education with Special Educator Endorsement (Grades K-8, Grade 7-Age 21, or Grades K-Age 21)


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Special Education Concentration Information


The goal of the Graduate Program in Special Education is to prepare well-skilled, innovative educators who are able to design inclusive, effective educational programs for all students.  The coursework is crafted to prepare students to be culturally responsive leaders, educators, and advocates.  Hallmarks of the program include comprehensive coursework in both math and literacy.  Students are offered the most current, research-based strategies in both areas to ensure they enter the field ready to move all students forward academically by providing an appropriate education for each child.  Students are provided both a practicum and a student teaching experience where they are placed with model educators in the field and have a Saint Michael’s supervisor who will provide individual support and guidance.

There are multiple paths graduate students can follow as they progress toward a Master of Education with a concentration in Special Education. These include the following: 1.  Licensed teachers can choose coursework to earn an additional endorsement as a Special Educator, 2. Students can work toward a M.Ed. without the goal of licensure and take 18 credits of special education coursework of their choosing, an additional 12 credits of electives, and the final two researcher courses listed below; or 3. Licensed special educators can choose coursework  to earn an additional endorsement as a Consulting Teacher as part of their master’s degree. Note: Those interested in earning an initial teaching license as a Special Educator will do so through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. 

To complete the M.Ed. in Special Education


To complete the M.Ed. in Special Education, students will select six credits in electives in addition to these two required courses:

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