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Special Education (Mild or Moderate Disabilities)

California State University Los Angeles

M.A.
12 months
Duration
396 USD/credit
396 USD/credit
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About

The Special Education (Mild or Moderate Disabilities) program of California State University Los Angeles provides administrators, teachers, and therapists with advanced preparation for work with exceptional learners. Master’s degree candidates must incorporate the specialist credential requirements in their area of specialization as a part of their program.

Overview

The Special Education (Mild or Moderate Disabilities) program of California State University Los Angeles is a 30 unit program that offers in-depth study of issues related to students with learning disability, intellectual disability, and emotional disturbance. Many of the courses are offered in tandem with the mild-moderate credential so that students may efficiently purse the M.A. and the credential at the same time. It is also offered independently of the credential. 

As graduates of Masters in Special Education with an Option in Mild/Moderate disabilities one may find work as: 

  • Special education teachers at the K-12 level
  • Inclusion support specialists in public and private schools
  • Behavior support specialists in public and private schools
  • Developers of special education curriculum
  • Lead teachers in special education
  • Providers of professional development and in-service workshops in response-to-intervention, behavior support, curriculum differentiation
  • Authors of textbook
  • Consultants for publishing companies

Program Outcomes

Students will: 

  • Develop an understanding of current issues and practices in curriculum and behavior support for individuals with learning disabilities, intellectual disability, and emotional disturbance, and the ability to inquire into these topics.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in educational research; develop analysis and reflection skills and written and oral communication.
  • Identify and analyze topics of importance in current educational conversations and debates for critical issues related to special education.
  • Deepen their commitment to their students and their students’ learning of academic and functional curricula.
  • Increase their confidence to utilize a variety of teaching methodologies.
  • Improve their ability to manage and assess their students’ progress in the curriculum.
  • Augment their capacity to think reflectively about their teaching practices.
  • Increase their capacity to become an agent of change in the field of special education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educating Individuals with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders 
  • Advanced Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities 
  • Research in Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Advanced Study of Literacy Problems and Specialized Interventions for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
53

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to university requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average in their last 60 semester units attempted, must have completed (or complete concurrently) requirements for a California credential in special education or equivalent (this requirement may be waived for personnel in related fields, such as nurses, occupational or physical therapists, or speech language pathologists), must complete all division application procedures, and must obtain approval from the division. 
  • A number of scholarships and traineeships are available to qualified students. Interested students should contact the division office.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    396 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 396 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    396 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 396 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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