M.Ed. in Special Education: Guided Studies (Individualized Concentration)
The Guided Study - Individualized Concentration is designed to meet the needs of students who are not seeking a teaching license. Candidates in this program may already hold standard or professional licensure in special education or come from a related field (e.g., Occupational or Physical Therapy) and want to develop their individual interests and skills. Students in this track work with an advisor to identify and receive approval for three goal areas that they wish to address through curriculum offerings. The advisor will work with the student to develop a plan of study to meet the identified goals.
Requirements and Curriculum
Students are required to complete 39 credits including three required courses (nine credits), 24 credits in three individualized goal areas, and six credits in an Internship/independent study/action research project.
|SPED 9000 Research in Special Education||3 S.H.|
|SPED 9400 Current Issues in Special Education||3 S.H.|
|SPED 9200 Consultation and Collaboration Strategies||3 S.H.|
|Three individualized goal areas||24 S.H.|
|Internship/Independent Study/Action Research Project||6 S.H.|
Total for Degree
People come to this program from very different backgrounds, but most stay in their positions: Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Adapted Physical Education.
“The learning experience in the Guided Studies program was well beyond my satisfaction. The program provides a quality and outstanding education tailored to my needs in enhancing the learning needs of my students with disabilities in adapted physical education. The classes were interesting, challenging and informative. It gave me an opportunity for personal growth in the field of Special Education.”–Susan Crotch, 2011
HOW TO APPLY
Contact Admissions Office: (978)665-3144, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend our Distinguished Speaker Series
at a Glance
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis.
Admissions Requirements (PDF)
Face-to-face and online courses offered in the evenings with some day courses during the summer.
While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.
Suggested sequence of courses (PDF)
Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Adapted Physical Education
Candidates may complete all five courses in the BCBA program as part of their individualized plan of study.
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