Special Education Teacher Master's Degree | Master of Science in Education, Students with Disabilities

Special Education Teacher Master's Degree | Master of Science in Education, Students with Disabilities

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Students with Disabilities Education (MSEd)

Graduates of the special education master’s degree program in Buffalo will understand and be prepared to focus on the unique academic, cognitive, social and emotional needs of students receiving special education services. Meet our education faculty.

About the Students with Disabilities Education Master's Program

Medaille’s 16-month master’s in education for students with disabilities is designed for individuals who currently hold, or are working toward, initial New York State certification in students with disabilities. Graduates will understand and be prepared to focus on the unique academic, cognitive, social and emotional needs of students receiving special education services.

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Program Specs

 

Campus: Buffalo; fall start

Credits:
Grades 1-6 without initial certification: 39 credits
Grades 1-6 with initial certification: 36 credits
Grades 7-12 Generalist without initial certification: 39 credits
Grades 7-12 Generalist with initial certification: 36 credits

Delivery: Evening hybrid classes

Faculty: Practitioner-educators with real-world experience as teachers and administrators

Accreditation: Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

 

Admission Requirements

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Clinical Experiences

Provides students the opportunity to learn through a hands-on experience with the support and mentorship of classroom teachers and college instructors.

Fieldwork

All students enrolled in the M.S.Ed. Students with Disabilities program are required to complete a minimum of 100 field experience hours prior to student teaching. These field experience hours are embedded over two courses and must be completed prior to the final semester of the program.

 

Practicum and Student Teaching: 

Students in an SWD program with initial certification are required to complete two practicum courses.

Students in and SWD program without initial certification (have not completed a B.S.Ed. degree) are required to complete one practicum and one eight-week student teaching placement.

For detailed information about clinical field experiences, visit the Office of Student Teaching and Certification or refer to the program handbook.

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MSEd Students with Disabilities Curriculum
Option 1: SWD Grades 1 - 6
(with initial certification)

ECI 510 Research in Education (3)

EDL 580 Methodologies in the Reading Processes (3)

EDL 581 Early Language Development and Literacy (3)

EDU 508 DASA Seminar (0)

ESP 602 Behavioral Strategies for Working with Children with Exceptionalities: Managing the Learning Environment (3)

ESP 607 Professional, Family and Community Collaboration in Schools (3)

ESP 612 Educating Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3)

ESP 613 Educating Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities (3)

ESP 618 Assessing Children (1st – 6th) with Exceptionalities (3)

ESP 621 Methods for Content Area Instruction – SWD Gr. 1-6 (3)

ESP 688P Integrative Practicum: Gr. 1-3 (3) 

ESP 688J Integrative Practicum: Gr. 4-6 (3)

ESP 691 Portfolio (3)

ESP 631 Fieldwork I: Grades 1-6 (0)

ESP 632 Fieldwork II: Grades 1-6 (0)

Total Credit Hours: 36

 

MSEd Students with Disabilities Curriculum
Option 2: SWD Grades 1 - 6
(without initial certification)

Above curriculum, not including ESP 688J, plus:

EDU 506 Child Abuse Awareness/SAVE Seminar (0)

ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education (3)

Student Teaching (3)

Total Credits: 39 credits

MSEd Students with Disabilities Curriculum
Option 3: SWD Grades 7 - 12 Generalist
(with initial certification)

ECI 510 Research in Education (3)

EDL 580 Methodologies in the Reading Processes (3)

EDL 585 Adolescent Literacy (3)

EDU 508 DASA Seminar (0)

ESP 602 Behavioral Strategies for Working with Children with Exceptionalities: Managing the Learning Environment (3)

ESP 607 Professional, Family and Community Collaboration in Schools (3)

ESP 612 Educating Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3)

ESP 613 Educating Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities (3)

ESP 619 Assessing Children Gr. 7-12 with Exceptionalities (3)

ESP 622 Methods for Content Area Instruction – SWD Gr. 7-12 (3)

ESP 689A Integrative Practicum: Gr. 7-9 (3) 

ESP 689S Integrative Practicum: Gr. 10-12 (3) 

ESP 691 Portfolio (3)  

ESP 632 Fieldwork I: Grades 7-12 (0) 

ESP 633 Fieldwork II: Grades 7-12 (0)

Total Credit Hours: 36

 

MSEd Students with Disabilities Curriculum
Option 4: SWD Grades 7 - 12 Generalist
(without initial certification)

Above curriculum, not including ESP 689S, plus:

EDU 506 Child Abuse Awareness/SAVE Seminar (0)

ESP 600 Foundations of Special Education (3)

Student Teaching (3)

Total Credits: 39 credits

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Medaille College is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Medaille College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.
 

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