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Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $10,800

Overview


Prepare to work with young children with, or at risk of developing, special needs with a Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention degree from ULM. In this 100% online program, you will learn instructional methods, behavioral management, needs of special education learners, and technologies used in special education environments.

You will also evaluate learning systems, assess diagnostic data and study how to apply research methods. Taught by the same experienced faculty who teach on campus, this accelerated online program will prepare you for career opportunities in homes, in private and public sectors, and with agencies as an Early Intervention Specialist or Developmental Specialist—in as few as 15 months.

Courses

Coursework for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention online program is accelerated, offering eight-week terms for a total of 36 credit hours.

To see the full list of courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention online program.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention online program is affordably priced and can be paid by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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Courses


To earn the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention online, students must complete the courses listed below for 36 credit hours.

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Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes application of research methods in PK-12 setting, the collection and assessment of diagnostic data for student achievement, and the study of existing research and instructional strategies.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the history, trends and programs for the preschool child, from birth through 5 years old, who is at-risk for or has an identified special need. Prerequisites: 2002 or equivalent course; valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores technologies that are presently being used as educational tools and prepares students for technology use beyond the computer-based information systems. Prerequisites: 4083 or CSCI 5003 or permission from department head.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to introduce techniques and literature pertinent to the developmental assessment of preschool children with special needs. Emphasis will be placed upon the use of naturalistic observation, criterion curriculum and data from norm-referenced devices for the generation of program description (IEP's) for this population. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on techniques and strategies for developing languages and teaching language skills to preschool children. Prerequisites: for graduate credit, a valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed for evaluating learning systems with emphasis on constructing measures to evaluate progress and outcomes in social, affective and cognitive areas.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Exposes the learner to the array of variables which (1) affect family systems when a child with special needs is introduced into it and (2) promote an understanding, as a professional, of strategies and timing for effective introduction of resources and support to parents of children with special needs. Prerequisite: 5026 or equivalent.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to present the techniques and materials appropriate for preschool children with severe physical disabilities.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to prepare candidates to incorporate methods, content, materials and research in their instructional areas of expertise with emphasis upon integration of research-based methodology in the classroom. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analyses the instructional needs of exceptional children and the application of instructional strategies and curricular modifications within regular classrooms. A. Elementary; B. Secondary. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Performance-based course to develop teacher leaders to enhance student achievement. Issues and performances emphasize the practice of leadership in the school culture, instructional settings, curriculum, team activities, decision making, communication and learning communities.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on techniques in organizing and teaching curriculum methods and instructional patterns effective in intervention and training for preschool children at-risk for learning difficulties. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Online Program Admission Requirements

  1. Teaching certificate with one year teaching experience in a Special Education field
  2. Early Intervention certification must be completed prior to program completion (not a requirement for admission to program)
  3. Regular admission: undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and higher or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours with no GRE score considered in the decision to admit
  4. Conditional admission: minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or 2.75 and higher on the last 60 undergraduate hours for automatic conditional
  5. Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  6. Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to gradschooldocs@ulm.edu.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana Monroe
Sandel Hall 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

Have a question? Call us at 800-917-3236.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention online.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention $300 $900 $10,800

Financial Aid Application Process

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov, using the Federal School Code for ULM: 002020.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 318-342-5320.

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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/15/18 10/01/18 10/08/18 10/01/18 10/16/18 12/7/18
Spring 1 1/14/2019 12/21/2018 1/2/2018 1/8/2019 1/8/2019 TBD
Spring 2 3/14/2019 2/28/2019 3/6/2019 3/14/2019 3/14/2019 TBD
Summer 6/3/2019 5/20/2019 5/27/2019 6/3/2019 6/3/2019 TBD
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