M.S. in Education: Special Education Early Intervention
To train and prepare teachers in the special education needs of children from birth to age 8, and to teach strategies for meeting those needs.
To start, you need:
- A bachelor’s degree
- Desire to teach special education
Finishing will take:
- 2 years
- Minimum 45 credits
- Must meet with advisor to create a program contract
- A professional portfolio
Begin your MSEd: Special Education program:
Fall term 2019, our 2018 cohort is full
Where you will take classes:
- On campus
Technology you will need:
- Internet connection
- Video conferencing capability (e.g., Skype)
- Printer (optional)
Most applicants are licensed teachers, however licensure is not required. This program is designed to meet the requirements for TSPC licensure.
Where this degree can take you:
- Teaching birth-8 years old
- Preparation for doctoral programs
What you will learn:
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:
- 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.
- Apply practical knowledge in the education of infants and toddlers, preschoolers and primary aged children;
- Be thoroughly familiar with children’s developmental patterns and open to innovative ways of maximizing these pupils’ potentials; and
- Have the specialized knowledge, skill and attitudes needed to collaborate with parents and professionals to promote the needs of the child.