Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009

General Information

Faculty/Staff Directory

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SPECIAL EDUCATION/MASTER OF ARTS

Total Credit Hours: 46

To obtain a Master of Arts degree in Special Education, candidates must complete a 46 hour cross-categorical program. Candidates who complete the program are eligible to receive the Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBSI) certification.

See pages 87-88 for complete admission requirements.

PREREQUISITES

1. Initial interview with Department Chair/Program Director.

2. Bachelorís degree from a regionally accredited institution.

3. Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills test.

4. Enter program with a 2.75 GPA and maintain a 3.0 GPA during cohort.


Block I (11)

30 class meetings, 2 weekends
    54-516 Learning Theories and Individual Development (3)
    54-510 Foundations of Teaching and Learning (3)
    54-513 Development and Characteristics of Learners (3)

54-559               Approaches and Applications for the Multicultural Classroom (1)
    54-565 Technology for Learning (1)

Block II (11)

30 class meetings, 2 weekends and 50-hour clinical
    54-585 Instructional Planning and Performance Based Assessment (3)
    54-561 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Teaching Reading and Integrated/Language Arts P-3 (3)
    54-571 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Teaching Reading and Integrated/Language Arts 4-12 (3)
    54-531 Collaboration for Educators (2)
    54-530 Clinical Experience I (0)

Summer (6)
    54-514 Assessment for Learning (3)
    51-546 Historical Foundations of American Education (3)

Block III (10)

30 class meetings, 1 weekend and 50-hour clinical
    54-552 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Teaching Mathematics P-12 (3)
    54-554 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Teaching Social Studies P-12 (3)
    54-546 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Teaching Sciences and Wellness P-12 (3)
    54-566 Special Education Law (1)
    54-540 Clinical Experience II (0)

Block IV (8)
    54-584 Student Teaching in Special Education P-12 (5)

               OR
    54-582 Internship in Special Education P-12 (5)
    53-535 Methods and Techniques of Educational Research (3)

               OR

54-575               Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)