Hands-On Experience through Special Education Degree Courses
The M.Ed. Special Education degree is 13-course program that leads to New Hampshire certification in General Special Education (K-12). General special education focuses on mild to moderate disabilities.
If you are earning initial licensure through this program, you will complete a 42-credit program and must first pass PRAXIS 1 before beginning your 16-week student teaching and seminar experience. Applications to student teach should be completed one year in advance of teaching.
A customized 39-credit track that includes a certification internship is also available for certified teachers looking to obtain an additional endorsement with this program. This track includes an internship and e-portfolio that demonstrates your mastery of core competencies. Please speak with an admission counselor for more details. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.
Special Education (MEd) Courses
EDU 501 Methods of Teaching Reading
EDU 503 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
EDU 521 Exploring the Principles of Education *
EDU 533 Learning Through Technology *
EDU 543 Learning Theories and instruction *
EDU 582 The Educational Factors of Diversity
EDU 610 Ethics and School Law
RDG 582 Assessing / Instructing Students with Reading Difficulties
SPED 501 Students with Exceptionalities *
SPED 521 Effective Learning Environments
SPED 525 Critical Issues / Students with Disabilities
SPED 561 Consultation and Collaboration
Select one of the following:
*Required for Teaching Certification Program (TCP) Acceptance. Certified Teachers may replace these courses with any EDU, SPED or RDG course.
Education programs are accredited by:
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
- New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification