M ed Special education distance education
The Master of Education in Special Education offers the following areas of concentration.
Through this program students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to use various assistive technologies to address the needs of persons with low incidence and/or severe disabilities.
When applying to the program, students can indicate they want to obtain a master's degree in Special Education or Instructional Technology with an emphasis in Assistive Technology. Students may attend classes full or part-time. Courses are provided on campus, or via the Internet.
The goal of the program is to offer a master's degree that will advance one's knowledge and further their expertise in a specialty area.
Through this program students will increase their understanding of individuals with Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) across the lifespan. They will learn to use alternative communication systems to address the needs of persons with Autism/PDD.
Courses are provided on campus, or via the Internet.
Through this program teachers increase their knowledge and expertise in teaching students with Behavior Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Mild Mental Disabilities and Orthopedic Impairments at all grade levels from kindergarten through high school.
Through this program teachers will increase their knowledge and expertise in teaching students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities at all grade levels from kindergarten through high school.
UofL's Graduate Certificate in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis provides practitioners with advanced knowledge in autism research and behavioral analytic approaches to skill development and the treatment of challenging behavior. Upon completion of the program's approved courses, students with a master's degree must complete a 1, 500 hour practicum to be eligible to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification Exam.