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

By earning your master’s in early intervention, you will gain the skills and qualifications you need teach young children (newborn to age five) with special needs in a variety of environments.

09/28/20 Next Application Due Date
10/12/20 Start Classes

Program Overview

$10,800 Total Tuition
As few as 15 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

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.

This program meets the prescribed coursework requirements to earn the Early Interventionist add-on endorsement from the Louisiana Department of Education.*

Career opportunities include:

  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Developmental Specialist
  • Special Education Advocate
  • Educational Consultant
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Tuition and Fees

The Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Intervention online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$10,800 Program Tuition

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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

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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.

Calendar

The Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention online program features convenient eight-week courses with five start dates each year. Here you can find application date deadlines, due dates for required documents, class starts and tuition deadlines for your desired program start date.

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09/28/20 Next Application Due Date
10/12/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Late Registration Deadline* Late Payment Deadline* Last Class Day
Summer 06/01/2020 05/18/2020 05/25/2020 06/01/2020 N/A 06/01/2020 06/05/2020 07/31/2020
Fall 1 08/17/2020 08/03/2020 08/10/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/21/2020 10/09/2020
Fall 2 10/12/2020 09/28/2020 10/05/2020 10/12/2020 10/12/2020 N/A N/A 12/11/2020
Spring 1 01/11/2021 12/28/2020 01/04/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/15/2021 03/12/2021
Spring 2 03/15/2021 03/01/2021 03/08/2021 03/15/2021 03/15/2021 N/A N/A 05/14/2021
Summer 06/01/2021 05/18/2021 05/25/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/04/2021 07/01/2021

Course Map

*For those registering in Spring 1, Summer and Fall 1 who do not pay by the registration deadline will be dropped and required to register and pay $100 late fee. Please note late registration and late payment are not available for those starting in Spring 2 and Fall 2.

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Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention online. Find out the admission requirements and where you need to send additional documents. The requirements include:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
Teaching certificate with one year teaching experience
Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

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Online Program Admission Requirements

  • Teaching certificate with one year teaching experience
  • Must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Applicants should have earned grades of C or better on all previous graduate course work
  • Early Intervention certification must be completed prior to program completion (not a requirement for admission to program)

Regular Admissions

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 3.0 on last 60 hours of undergraduate course work from a regionally accredited university

Conditional Admission

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 2.75 on last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • Minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA X 283 GRE)
    • Scores 5 years or newer accepted only from ETS. Scores over 5 years are only accepted if they are on-file in the ULM Banner system.

Program Requirements

Early Intervention certification must be completed prior to program completion. Applicants to all M.Ed. C&I concentrations, except English as a Second Language (ESL), must hold a valid teacher's certificate in a field complimentary to the graduate concentration issued by Louisiana State Department of Education or its equivalent. A total of 36 semester hours must be earned for the degree regardless of concentration chosen. Successful candidates also earn their endorsement for Teacher Leader.

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.

Courses

To earn the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Early Intervention online, students must complete the following courses for a total of 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.

*Please note that the Louisiana Department of Education may have additional requirements for earning an add-on endorsement. You may review requirements for the Early Interventionist add-on endorsement at www.teachlouisiana.net.

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