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MEd - Individualized Degree Program - NILD Educational Therapy

The Master of Education Individualized Degree Program in Educational Therapy is offered in conjunction with the National Institute for Learning Development and aims to prepare students for careers working with students who have learning difficulties. Read on to learn more.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education Individualized Degree Program in NILD Educational Therapy

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to this Master of Education program must have strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills. They should also have an interest in working with and teaching students with learning disabilities. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; some programs have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Master of Education program aims to prepare students to become educational therapists who work with students with learning difficulties. The program includes instruction in effective therapeutic and interventional strategies as outlined by the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD). Students have the opportunity to learn how to create lesson plans and accompanying materials that are tailored for students with a variety of different needs. They can also conduct observations of existing special education programs and complete an internship experience.

Learning Format:

Online (with some in-person components)

Program Length:

33 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Education Individualized Degree Plan in NILD Educational Therapy:

Students in this program need to complete 33 credit hours of classes. Those 33 credits include 17 in required courses and 16 in NILD courses. Exact degree program and course requirements are subject to change; contact Regent University directly to confirm all requirements before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (17 credits)

  • Philosophical Foundations in Education
  • Developmental Leadership
  • Introduction to Curriculum & Instruction
  • Technology in Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Professional Project

NILD Elective Courses (16 credits)

  • Teaching How to Learn: NILD Level I
  • Teaching How to Learn: NILD Level II
  • Developing Cognitive Competencies: NILD Level III
  • Methodologies of Instruction for Educational Therapy
  • Field Experience
  • Internship

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the Master of Education degree, students may wish to enter a doctoral degree program to pursue increased opportunities for leadership positions and higher salaries. In addition, a doctoral program in this field may qualify students for positions in research and academia. Examples of available doctoral programs include:

  • Doctor of Education
  • Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Career Paths:

Graduates of Regent University's Master of Education program may gain the leadership skills and knowledge of curriculum development necessary to work with students as teachers or to obtain another role in a school or educational organization. Below are some examples of careers that graduates may be able to qualify for:

  • Education consultant
  • Teacher
  • Curriculum developer

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