Degree Title: Master of Education
Program Name and Number: Special Education/Non Certification - ME6249
Department/Unit: Department of Teacher Education
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Program Mission: Our mission is to prepare knowledgeable and effective education professionals who are lifelong learners and strong advocates, able to serve individuals with a variety of abilities and needs, especially in low-resource settings. We provide programs and experience that value and celebrate differences, steeped in interdisciplinary collaboration, co-teaching, and P-12 student-focused problem solving.
Program Learning Objectives: By the completion of the program students will
- Model high professional expectations and ethical practice and create supportive environments that safeguard legal rights and improve outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities and their families. (Professionalism)
- Engage in the design and implementation of research and inquiry. (Research methods and analysis)
- Produce written and oral quality communications directed to students, parents/guardians and other professionals. (Scholarly Communications)
Program Overview: The Master’s degree in Special Education non-certification is intended for those who have limited knowledge and experience and wish to study special education but who do not wish to obtain a teaching license in the United States. The program’s focus provides a strong research base upon which application is provided to the individual’s context and centers on the delivery of quality services within limited resource environments.
Opportunities for Graduates: This program prepares graduate students with knowledge and skills for careers in leadership positions in non-US schools, governmental agencies or other organizations that address the needs of individuals with special needs.
Link to Program: http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/teacher-preparation/department-of-teacher-education/masters-programs/special-education-intervention-specialist-masters.cfm
Graduation Requirements: This program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit. The master’s research project is the culminating project for the degree. No thesis, qualifying or comprehensive exams are required.
- EDSP 5700 - Nature and Needs of Persons with Exceptionalities (3 credits)
- EDTE 5600 - Advanced Studies of Children and Adolescents (3 credits)
- EDSP 5730 - Assessment of Learners with Special Needs (3 credits)
- EDSP 5740 - Behavioral Management for Learners with Special Needs (3 credits)
- EDSP 5760 - Current Issues in Special Education (3 credits)
- EDSP 5720 - Career Development and Transition Planning for Individuals with Disabilities (3 credits)
- EDSP 5750 - Collaboration, Curriculum Consultation, Teaming and Co-Teaching in Special Education (3 credits)
- EDSP 6700 - Technological Applications in Special Education (3 credits)
- EDSP 6720 - Advanced Differentiated/ Instructional Adaptations (3 credits)
- EDTE 6940 - Master’s Research Project (3 credits)
- EDRE 5010 - Introduction to Research Methods (4 credits)
Requirements: International Student Admission Requirements
Note: These criteria are for students whose first language is not English.
- A TOEFL score of 80+ for non-native English speakers.
- Certified Transcripts - From all institutions of higher learning showing the award of a Bachelor’s degree.
- Score of at least 290 (verbal and quantitative) on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
- Three letters of recommendation – Two of the recommendations should be from college professors and one from an employer or professional colleague. The recommendations should be submitted in English; or, if the recommendations are in the native language, the original should be accompanied by a certified translation.
- Autobiography – This is not to exceed two typewritten pages. The autobiography should be submitted in English; or, if the autobiography is written in the native language, the original should be accompanied by a certified translation. This autobiography, as a minimum, should include the following information: educational experiences; professional work experiences; career goals; future expectations; major influencing factors in your life; professional organizations; why you are selecting Ohio University and the particular program you are applying to. You may include other information that you feel is relevant.
- Academic writing sample (examples may include published paper, paper submitted for a course, or master’s project thesis).
- Proof of Financial Responsibility –This form must be received by the Graduate College, R-Tech Building, before the I-20 visa. The form is available at www.ohio.edu/graduate/prospective_student_form.cfm