The Special Education Program
The Master's Program* in Special Education prepares special educators who serve students in grades K -12 with diverse strengths, needs, talents, and abilities. Our goal is to provide educators with knowledge and skills in working with students with disabilities and their parents, teachers, administrators, human service providers, and employers. We seek to promote the success of all K – 12 students through implementing research and evidence-based practices in inclusive settings, promoting high achievement for all students, and creating a collaborative, strengths-based climate in which students with disabilities, their families, and school staff feel welcomed, respected, and supported. The Special Education Program is dedicated to the belief that all students have worth and dignity and that schools and communities can create environments in which all students achieve pursue individually appropriate and meaningful learning outcomes.
Program of Study
The Program course work includes core courses in the historical and legal foundations of special education, assessment, applied behavior analysis, early and adolescent literacy and numeracy, and evidence-based instructional and behavioral strategies that promote inclusion and meet the needs of students with a full range of disabilities.
The Graduate Program in Special Education is a 30-33 hour (minimum) program that includes core courses, electives, and a 12-credit internship in a high quality school setting under the supervision of a qualified mentor. Students typically complete the program part-time, in two to three years. An accelerated, full-time, one-year option is also offered to qualified students who have completed one of UVM’s undergraduate teacher preparation programs with a Special Education Minor.
completion of the program
may result in recommendation for initial teacher licensure, as
well as an
endorsement in special education at the K – 8 or 7 – 12
options are available for students entering the program with
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