We offer a master’s degree (M.Ed.) in High Incidence Disabilities. Special education teachers and other professionals will explore evidence-based knowledge, skills, and strategies to work with K-12 students in diverse educational settings. This program has a focus on teaching students with high incidence disabilities. These can include learning disabilities, behavior disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and mild intellectual disabilities. This program does not lead to teacher certification; it provides an opportunity to explore cutting edge theory, research, and practice in the field.
Master's students learn about supporting students with high incidence disabilities through courses that teach:
- cultural and linguistic diversity,
- instructional design and delivery,
- data-based instructional decision making,
- intensive reading interventions,
- intensive mathematics interventions,
- and positive behavioral supports.
Master’s students are prepared for careers in diverse educational settings. Training provides students with additional expertise for their roles as special education teachers or consultants working in schools, juvenile justice facilities, residential treatment centers, and private practice positions.