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Master of Science in Education: Special Education
Preparing teachers in the special education needs of children from birth to age 8
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Learning outcomes

  1. Apply practical knowledge in the education of infants and toddlers, preschoolers and primary aged children;
  2. Be thoroughly familiar with children's developmental patterns and open to innovative ways of maximizing these pupils' potentials; and
  3. Have the specialized knowledge, skill and attitudes needed to collaborate with parents and professionals to promote the needs of the child.

The EI/SE programs incorporate standards based on developmentally appropriate practices (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and recommended practices (Council for Exceptional Children-Divison for Early Childhood). Professional practices guide the WOU EI/SE students in their acquisition of knowledge and skills in following key areas of direct services:

  • Assessment
  • Child-focused practices
  • Family-based practices
  • Interdisciplinary models
  • Technology application
  • Application of recommended practices of program assessment and improvement

Students complete the EI/SE programs prepared to serve as specialists and leaders in the field of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.

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