About this course
The Graduate Special Education program is based on a conceptual framework which focuses on the following perspectives: Academic Scholar, Reflective Practitioner, and Professional Dispositions. The preparation of skilled and knowledgeable practitioners who understand reflective and inquiry-based teaching is also emphasized. The program is based on the notion that students can achieve. Graduate students learn how assessment drives instruction and the importance of data-based decision making.
The program is designed to produce teachers who understand the purposes of education as well as the developmental aspects of learning. Another major program emphasis is placed on preparing teacher candidates to perform skillful and
- All students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4-point scale from an accredited college or university.
- All students must submit three (3) professional letters of recommendation and may be asked to interview with graduate special education faculty.
- All student must complete an essay (2 pages, typed) on their philosophy of teaching diverse learners.
- All student must pass PRAXIS I as an entrance requirement for this program.