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Learn how to make decisions based on data, then assess and encourage students to help them succeed.
Understand and apply best practices for developing individualized evaluation plans.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced faculty who are actively engaged in their professions.
Our curriculum was developed around national special education teaching standards.
Earn clock hours for free, and apply your learning to a Capella degree program for a small, per-credit fee to help you save time and money.
Our curriculum incorporates standards based on the Advanced Council for Exceptional Children to help encourage well-prepared, career-oriented special educators.
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Courses in this online MS in Education, Special Education Teaching specialization can prepare you to plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum and instructional strategies to enhance and promote success for children with learning disabilities.
Assessment and Planning for Students with Disabilities
Learners in this course study referral, assessment, placement, and planning procedures for students with disabilities. Learners evaluate the use of formal and informal assessments, design individual education plans, and examine appropriate methods for reducing bias in assessment. Learners also apply methods and strategies used within the Response to Intervention framework with P–12 students. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district.
|4 quarter credits|
Instruction for Students with Disabilities
In this course, learners study ways to develop differentiated academic lesson plans (e.g., reading, writing, calculation, or mathematical reasoning). Learners examine how researchbased instruction can support students with disabilities. Learners also develop methods of managing the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students with disabilities. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district.
|4 quarter credits|
Communication, Consultation, and Collaboration for Special Education
This course focuses on communication and interaction among children, families, teachers, and the community to support the learning and well-being of students with diverse learning needs. Learners examine methods of consulting and collaborating with teachers, agencies, support personnel, and other professionals to provide effective special educational services. Learners study culturally responsive collaboration and communication practices that improve programs, services, and outcomes for diverse learners.
|4 quarter credits|
Instructional Coaching to Improve Teaching and Learning
This course focuses on coaching models and techniques that are solution oriented. Learners evaluate and implement coaching models, planning strategies for professional growth, setting goals, monitoring progress, and identifying accountabilities in order to determine the effectiveness of assessment and evaluation models that aim to strengthen the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and classroom practices of teachers. Learners also review comprehensive performance assessment and evaluation systems that provide targeted support, assistance, and professional growth opportunities based on teachers’ individual needs as well as the needs of their students, schools, and districts. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.
|4 quarter credits|
The right education can change everything. Explore how you can inspire and support children with learning disabilities.
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Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to explore with a Master of Education, Special Education Teaching.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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