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

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

Overview


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 across all grade levels and settings 1-12 only. Whether students are in general education classrooms, resource rooms, hospitals, or homebound, this accelerated online degree will give you the professional knowledge and skills to meet their unique needs.

Taught by the same experienced faculty who teach on campus, the program demonstrates methods of teaching basic subjects to students with mild/moderate disabilities, educational techniques for exceptional children in regular classroom settings, and behavior management and classroom organization skills. Expand your career opportunities and prepare to meet the needs of your students—in as few as 15 months.

Courses

The coursework for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Special Education in Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 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 Ed in Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 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 Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 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 Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 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 Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 online, students must complete the required 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

A supervised experience in assessing and instructing students with mild/moderate disabilities. 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. (Formerly SPED 476-I.)

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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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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 Mild/Moderate online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Online Program Admission Requirements

  1. Teaching certificate
  2. 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
  3. Conditional admission: minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or 2.75 and higher on the last 60 undergraduate hours for automatic conditional
  4. Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  5. 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 Mild/Moderate Grades 1-12 online.

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

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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