Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Secondary Special Education
The master of arts in education and human development in the field of secondary special education degree program prepares educators to teach students who have learning, emotional and behavioral challenges in middle and high schools.
Students gain knowledge and experience to: (a) design and implement effective lesson plans and behavior management strategies for diverse secondary school students with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities, (b) conduct and analyze student assessment data and (c) implement strengths-based and evidence-based interventions for students in grades 7 through 12.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 33 credits in required courses, successful completion of a master’s comprehensive examination, and completion of the relevant teacher licensure assessments (see below).
|SPED 6201||Overview and Legal Issues in Educating Exceptional Learners|
|SPED 6203||Research and Practice: Diagnostic Reading for Exceptional Learners|
|SPED 6231||Curriculum and Instructional Methods in Special Education and Transition|
|SPED 6236||Introduction to Career and Career–Technical Education and Transition Services|
|SPED 6238||Issues in Educating Individuals with Learning, Emotional, and Intellectual Disabilities|
|SPED 6239||Teaching and Collaboration for Professionals Working with Students with Disabilities|
|SPED 6280||Developmental Assessment of Adolescents|
|SPED 6288||Characteristics of Individuals with Learning, Emotional, and Intellectual Disabilities|
|SPED 6290||Affective Development and Behavior Management in Special Education|
|SPED 6992||Behavior Management Practicum: Adolescents with Disabilities|
|SPED 6996||Teaching Internship in Transition Special Education|
|Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required of all students.|
|Completion of the relevant teacher licensure assessments (i.e., PRAXIS) required by the District of Columbia Educator Licensure Services Office|