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.

Admission

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.

Requirements

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 458LINGUISTICS FOR ESL TEACHERS (10-20 clinical hours)3
READ 468FOUNDATIONS OF BILINGUAL AND ESL EDUCATION (10-20 clinical hours)3
READ 473ASSESSMENT OF BILINGUAL STUDENTS (10-20 clinical hours)3
READ 474METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING BILINGUAL STUDENTS (10-20 clinical hours)3
READ 475METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING ESL (10-25 clinical hours)3
READ 476CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES FOR TEACHING LIMITED ENGLISH STUDENTS (10-20 clinical hours)3
Required Special Education courses
SPED 440ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION3
SPED 442CHARACTERISTICS AND METHODS OF TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: FOCUS ON COGNITION4
SPED 443CHARACTERISTICS AND METHODS OF TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: FOCUS ON BEHAVIOR4
or SPED 446 CHARACTERISTICS AND METHODS OF TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: FOCUS ON LEARNING
SPED 450TECHNOLOGY FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION3
Total Credit Hours32