Second Language Special Education, MA
Offered in: Roosevelt Online
This 32-credit-hour master's program is designed to prepare licensed K through 12 teachers to enhance the learning of diverse learners and English language learners. Required courses are aligned with State of Illinois endorsements in special education (LBSI) and bilingual/ESL education. The LBSI and bilingual/ESL endorsements can be added to a State of Illinois teaching license upon the successful completion of the program.
Completion of the program qualifies graduates to teach children who have all areas of special education needs, or who may be under consideration for special needs services, with the exception of sensory impairments and communication disorders. Graduates also can teach children who speak English as a second language. Graduates also can teach in bilingual classroom settings, once they have passed a language fluency exam.
Applicants for admission must possess an undergraduate degree and an undergraduate or graduate grade point average of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. They also must hold a valid teaching certificate or license.
To earn the MA in Second Language Special Education, students must complete 32 credit hours of course work with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. No grades below C may apply toward the degree, and no more than two courses with grades of C or C+ are allowed (C- grades are unacceptable).
|Required READ courses|
|READ 458||LINGUISTICS FOR ESL TEACHERS (10-20 clinical hours)||3|
|READ 468||FOUNDATIONS OF BILINGUAL AND ESL EDUCATION (10-20 clinical hours)||3|
|READ 473||ASSESSMENT OF BILINGUAL STUDENTS (10-20 clinical hours)||3|
|READ 474||METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING BILINGUAL STUDENTS (10-20 clinical hours)||3|
|READ 475||METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING ESL (10-25 clinical hours)||3|
|READ 476||CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES FOR TEACHING LIMITED ENGLISH STUDENTS (10-20 clinical hours)||3|
|Required Special Education courses|
|SPED 440||ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|SPED 442||CHARACTERISTICS AND METHODS OF TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: FOCUS ON COGNITION||4|
|SPED 443||CHARACTERISTICS AND METHODS OF TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: FOCUS ON BEHAVIOR||4|
|or SPED 446||CHARACTERISTICS AND METHODS OF TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: FOCUS ON LEARNING|
|SPED 450||TECHNOLOGY FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|Total Credit Hours||32|