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The program is designed to provide coursework to practicing special educators with:
Course activities, projects, and assessments of candidate performance are designed to nurture and assess candidates’ skills to relate research to their own practices. All graduate candidates complete an issues course and a research course and across graduate coursework are engaged in dialog with peers relating their current practice to research.
Faculties in the Department of Special Education model teaching excellence. Faculties in the Department of Special Education hold terminal degrees in Special Education or closely related academic areas. Faculties hold licensure in special education or related academic areas, such as reading, and have taught in school settings or provided services to individuals with disabilities and their families in agency and hospital settings five or more years.
All candidates are required to be licensed in special education prior to completion of a Master’s Degree in Education with the Special Education major at Eastern. Individuals who are not certified in an area of special education (LBSI, hearing, or vision) interested in completing post-baccalaureate “Learning Behavior Specialist I” or “Early Childhood Special Education” licensure in special education should contact Melissa Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org; click here to initiate this process.