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Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Special Education in Educational Diagnostics Online

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

Overview


Expand your knowledge and prepare to meet the educational needs of exceptional children with the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Special Education in Educational Diagnostics online degree. This 100% online program will prepare you to work with multidisciplinary teams at the district level to administer standardized tests to determine areas of exceptional or delayed ability.

In this accelerated program, you will study learning systems with emphasis on constructing measures to evaluate progress and outcomes in social, affective and cognitive areas. You’ll also study assessment strategies, types of clinical tests, their uses and how to interpret results.

In as few as 15 months, you will be prepared for new career opportunities—such as Educational Diagnostics—and work alongside psychologists, speech therapists, social workers and others who identify students with special needs among the thirteen conditions covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Courses

The coursework for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Special Education in Educational Diagnostics online program is accelerated, offering eight-week terms for a total of 36 credit hours.

To see the full list of M.Ed. C&I Special Ed in Educational Diagnostics online courses, 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 - Special Education in Educational Diagnostics online program.

To learn more about our M.Ed. C&I Special Ed in Educational Diagnostics online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Special Education in Educational Diagnostics 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 our M.Ed. C&I Special Ed in Educational Diagnostics online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Special Education in Educational Diagnostics 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 the M.Ed. C&I Special Ed in Educational Diagnostics online, view calendar.

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Courses


To earn the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Special Education in Educational Diagnostics 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

Focuses on diagnostic and prescriptive processes to meet the educational needs of exceptional children. Formal testing, curriculum-based assessment and teaching, and translation of needs into educational programming are studied. Prerequisites: 5061 or approval from department head; 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 build competencies of educators in consultation skills with educational administrators, ancillary personnel, teachers, parents, students and other professionals.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on types of clinical tests, their uses and interpretation of results with emphasis on the problems of evaluating exceptional children. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Addresses research and application of knowledge of learning theories as they apply to information processing, instructional practices and motivation.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to study students' special instructional needs in reading. The aspects of identification, diagnosis of reading needs, specialized methods of instruction, appropriate materials, and modifications in reading are considered. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator. (Same as SPED 5001).

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analysis of 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

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

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

Designed for advanced study of tests, techniques and methods specific to diagnosis of learner peculiarities of exceptional children. Emphasis is placed on administration, interpretation and the formulation of appropriate education programs. An array of testing procedures will be addressed. Prerequisites: SPED 5061 or Counseling 5062 or Psychology 4051; valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A supervised experience in assessing and identifying students with special needs. Prerequisites: approval of director of field experiences. Must meet all other eligibility requirements for Louisiana Teaching Certificate in field of study to earn graduate credit and grade.

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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 - Special Education in Educational Diagnostics online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

M.Ed. C&I Special Ed in Educational Diagnostics Online Requirements

  1. Certification in two areas of disabilities: Mild/Moderate (counts as two), intellectual disabilities, ADD, learning disabilities, autism, etc.
  2. One year teaching Special Education (shown as teacher of record)
  3. Unconditional 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 - Special Education in Educational Diagnostics online.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
M.Ed. C&I Special Ed in Educational Diagnostics $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
Summer 6/4/18 5/21/18 5/28/18 5/30/18 6/05/18 7/31/18
Fall 1 8/20/18 8/06/18 8/13/18 8/10/18 8/14/18 10/12/18
Fall 2 10/15/18 10/01/18 10/08/18 10/01/18 10/16/18 12/7/18
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