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Early Childhood Special Education - M.S.Ed. 
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TAL - Early Childhood Special Education



 
Early Childhood Special Education - M.S.Ed.
 
 

The Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) degree with concentration on early childhood special education focuses on issues and best practices in early childhood special education. The program prepares individuals to work with young children with disabilities and their families in inclusive, collaborative, and natural environments. Graduates will be eligible for the State of Florida Endorsement in Pre-Kindergarten Disabilities (Pre-K ESE). The course of study consists of 30 credits over seven terms (includes two Summers). Classes meet from 5 PM to 7:40 PM during the Fall and Spring terms and from 4:20 PM to 8:05 PM during the Summer terms. The program accommodates working teachers by scheduling the two practicum experiences over two Summers, each six weeks. Occasionally, some workshops and meetings may be scheduled on Fridays after 4pm and Saturdays. All students must commit to taking 2 courses for 5 consecutive semesters, including 2 Summer terms.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION PROGRAM

In order to be considered for admission, applicants must:

  • Hold teacher certification in any area OR be eligible for certification by having graduated from a state-approved teacher preparation program
  • Provide evidence of having taken and passed (minimum of a 3.0 GPA) a course on Introduction to Exceptional Student Education
  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

 


 

Funding Opportunity Available 

For eligible applicants, the School of Education and Human Development offers generous scholarships that will substantially reduce tuition. The School makes these awards at the same time as final admissions-decisions are made.

Applications will be accepted through June 1st, 2016 for the next cohort, which will begin the week of June 27th, 2016.

All students must commit to taking 2 courses for 6 consecutive semesters, including 2 Summer terms. The Specialist in Education (Ed. S.) degree program will follow the program requirements of the Early Childhood Special Education (M.S. Ed.) program with additional components.

Classes meet from 5 PM to 7:40 PM during the Fall and Spring terms and from 4:20 PM to 8:05 PM during the Summer terms. The program accommodates working teachers by scheduling the two practicum experiences over two Summers, each six weeks. Occasionally, some workshops and meetings may be scheduled on Fridays after 4pm and Saturdays, but no class sessions.

 

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  Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Core Courses: 30 credits (Required)

 
  
TAL640  Typical and Atypical Child Development (3 credits) ( Req )
 
  
TAL641  Working with Children who Exhibit Challenging Behaviors (3 credits) ( Req )
 
  
TAL642  Evaluation and Assessment in Infant and Early Childhood Special Education (3 credits) ( Req )
 
  
TAL643  Intervention Strategies in Infant and Early Childhood Special Education (3 credits) ( Req )
 
  
TAL644  Early Childhood Curriculum Development (3 credits) ( Req )
 
  
TAL645  Methods for Communication and Language in Young Children with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology and Computers in Early Childhood (3 credits) ( Req )
 
  
TAL646  Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities: Strategies and Medical Issues (3 credits) ( Req )
 
  
TAL647  Language and Early Reading Instruction (3 credits) ( Req )
 
  
TAL648  Advocacy Project and LEND Rotation (3 credit) ( Req )
 
  
TAL649  Practicum with Children with Special Needs (3 credit) ( Req )

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ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS 

Prospective Students:

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University of Miami
Online Graduate Application
Admissions Contact:
Lois Heffernan
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
eMail:
lheffernan@miami.edu

Program Contact:
Gennet Wright
Administrative Assistant, Department of Teaching and Learning
Tel:
305-284-4961
Room:
Merrick Building 222
eMail:
g.wright@miami.edu

 

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