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Special Education Collaborative Teacher K-6:  Master of Education

The Master of Education in Special Education:  Collaborative Teacher K - g degree consists of a thirty-four hour program designed to prepare candidates to expand their professional knowledge of elementary school learners with exceptional needs by providing a connection between theory, research and the implementation of programs to support the academic, social, vocational, and behavioral needs of these learners.

Curriculum

Detailed curriculum information can be found in the catalog.

  • Foundations of Education (3) or ED 501. Educational Planning
  • Techniques of Educational Research (3) or ED 506. Educational Statistics
  • Technology and Education
  • Technology Portfolio
  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Counseling Multicultural Populations
  • Characteristics and Strategies for Special Needs Students
  • Developing Receptive and Expressive Communication Skills
  • Seminar in Behavior Management
  • Seminar in Special Education Issues
  • Teaching the Severely and Profoundly Disabled
  • Assistive Technology and the Law
  • Methods for the Collaborative Teacher/Special Education K-6

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Carroll Parnell Cunnigham Award:  This award is given to a graduate student with the highest grade point average (GPA) and who exemplifies exceptional professional dispositions as an educator.

Career Preparation

Candidates who complete requirements for the degree of Master of Education in Special Education:  Collaborative Teacher K – 6, and meet all requirements specified by the Alabama State Board of Education may be recommended for a Class A professional educator certificate in the area: Special Education-Collaborative Teacher K-6.  Having a Master’s degree with the related certification area provides for an increase in annual salary.   The Master of Education degree may also provide individuals with additional career opportunities such as Lead Teacher, Instructional Coordinator, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, or Intervention Specialist.

Contact Information

College of Education:  Dr. Kimberly Griffith - kgriffith@uwa.edu or 205-652-3753