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MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Special Education

Educators who prefer to offer a higher level of education while instructing children with disabilities could enroll in a degree program such as Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction. The program offers a Special Education concentration and can be completed online in approximately 18 months. Read on to discover some details about it.

Official Program Name:

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Special Education

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

As a rule, special education teachers should be creative thinkers who can interact well with others. Program candidates should also have current teaching licenses and excellent instructional abilities. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree to seek admission into this master's program.

Program Description:

Southern New Hampshire University's MEd in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Special Education is designed to prepare teachers to identify struggling students and to understand the learning challenges that are sometimes a result of various disabilities. Teachers have opportunities to learn how to provide personalized instruction and enhance the quality of life for special education students from preschool through the high school years. The Special Education concentration courses explore the conditions and learning disabilities of some students who have special needs. The theory and research-based program also focuses on the ways in which these learning and teaching challenges can be overcome. Program graduates who satisfy all requirements may be qualified for a state certification in special education; students should check with their state's Department of Education to ensure New Hampshire certification is recognized.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Special Education:

Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) Required Courses

  • EDU 520: The Educator Researcher
  • EDU 533NC: Learning through Technology
  • EDU 547: Curriculum Development
  • EDU 550: Educational Assessment
  • EDU 555: Student Centered Curriculum/Instruction
  • EDU 582: Educational Factors of Diversity
  • EDU 610: Ethics and School Law
  • EDU 775: Practicum in Curriculum and Instruction

Special Education Concentration Courses

  • Students must complete 9 graduate credit hours of courses with the prefix SPED (Special Education)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

A doctorate degree is necessary for learners who want to instruct special education students at the collegiate level or who want to develop programs for special education students. The following are relevant degree programs for these individuals:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education
  • Doctorate of Special Education

Career Paths:

Depending on their educational training and strengths, graduates can instruct at various levels. Those who complete the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Special Education might choose the following career areas:

  • Preschool & Elementary Special Education
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Secondary School Special Education

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