Special Education: PK-8 or 7-12

MS

  • Gain knowledge of students w/special needs
  • Balance theory & research w/practical application
  • Second certification for credentialed teachers

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Candidates enrolled in graduate programs in Special Education are part of the Marywood legacy for preparing special educators since 1948. Current faculty have many years of experience in the field and all hold credentials in the areas in which they teach. Every candidate is assigned a program advisor and benefits from classes that greatly have a 1:15 faculty-student ratio.

This is not a stand alone program; it is a second certification only.

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Students benefit from state-of-the-art technically equipped classrooms, a curriculum lab and grant funded Assisted Technology Center. These facilities allow graduate students to have hands on experience when developing knowledge and skill competencies throughout their program. The Assistive Technology Center was developed to be used by students with disabilities and for training those who will work with them; includes Braille embossers, closed circuit TV, captioning, and specialized software for speech recognition, concept mapping, phonetic spelling, and word prediction.

Lisa

The Student Activities Office is my home away from home!

Year: Junior

Major: Special Education and Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Hawthorne, New Jersey

Activities on campus: Admissions Ambassador, Education Club, Tutor, SAC Squad, Student Activities Intern, Service Chair for Zeta Phi Delta, & Team Leader for Campus Ministry Alternative Breaks

Favorite Marywood moment: My favorite Marywood moment is a tie between winning Homecoming Court last year, joining Zeta Phi Delta, and presenting at the National Association for Campus Activities Conference.

Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is Nazareth Hall. Our dining hall is there as well as the Fireplace Lounge and Latour Room, where I get to put on amazing Student Activities events. The SAC office is in Nazareth Hall as well, and that's become my home away from home.

Favorite thing about being an Ambassador: My favorite thing about being an ambassador is getting to share all of my favorite things about Marywood with prospective families and students.

Fun fact: I swam with sea turtles.


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Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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Master of Science in Special Education

(Degree program that builds on a previous certification not in Special Education and leads to PK-8 certification.)
39 semester hours

The assumption is that candidates seeking this degree already have core curriculum and instruction education courses including math, science, social studies, and reading methods. Candidates not meeting this requirement may be required to take additional coursework.

I. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND CORE COURSES

**EDUC 501
Research Theory
3
EDUC 554
Learning Theories
3
**SPED 545A I
Applied Research
1
SPED 545B
Applied Research
1
SPED 545C
Applied Research
1

II. CONCENTRATION

SPED 500 Special Education Law and Service Delivery
3
SPED 511 Curriculum Adaptations for the Special Needs Learner
3
SPED 522 Career Education for Students with Disabilities
3
OR
SPED 523 Programming for the At-Risk Infant/Preschool Child
3
SPED 536 Cognitive Assessment and Remediation
3
SPED 539 Behavior Management Approaches
3
R ED 530 Reading Disabilities and Diagnosis
3
R ED 533 Remedial Techniques
3
EDUC 520 Universal Design for Learning
3
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials and Assessment for ESL
3
**EDUC 501 and SPED 545A should be taken concurrently.

Program Prerequisites: an Education core including R ED 526 Teaching Content Area Reading.
PECT test: Special education Pre K-8