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Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 Online

Expand your career opportunities in education and prepare to meet the unique needs of your students in as few as 15 months with this accredited online M.Ed. program.

08/03/20 Next Application Due Date
08/17/20 Start Classes

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Program Overview

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

The 100% online Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 degree program is designed for certified teachers who teach students with mild/moderate disabilities from first graders to seniors. Whether students are in general education classrooms, resource rooms, hospitals, or homebound, this accelerated online program will give you the professional knowledge and skills to meet their unique needs.

Taught by the same experienced faculty who teach on campus, curriculum for this program demonstrates methods of teaching basic subjects to students with mild/moderate disabilities and educational techniques for exceptional children in regular classroom settings. With our convenient online format, you can balance pursuing your degree with work—and apply the new knowledge, behavior management and classroom organization skills you gain right away.

Career opportunities include:

  • Resource Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Advocate
  • Educational Consultant
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Tuition and Fees

Our Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 online program features 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 Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 $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 Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 online program offers a convenient eight-week course schedule with five start dates each year. Find the class start date that works best for you and view the full calendar to see due dates for your application, required documents, and tuition deadlines.

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08/03/20 Next Application Due Date
08/17/20 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

We’ve streamlined the admission process for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 online. Admission requirements for this program include:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
Teaching certificate
Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

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Online Program Admission Requirements

  • Teaching certificate
  • 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

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

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 Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 online, students must complete the courses listed below 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

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

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

Focuses on methods and techniques for effective behavior management and classroom organization to meet the unique needs of students with exceptionalities.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to develop competencies of educators in teaching basic skills to special needs students as well as developing appropriate interventions plans. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator. (Formerly 570E. Seminar on “Best Practices” in Special Education: Curriculum Adaptations.)

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

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

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

Designed to build competencies of educators in developing appropriate individual transition plans and facilitate the transition of special needs students into the work force. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator. (Formerly 570B Seminar on “Best Practices” in Special Education: Secondary Vocational Skills.)

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

Designed to provide candidates the opportunity to apply requisite knowledge, skills and dispositions to authentic instructional environments for students with special needs.

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