2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Dec 04, 2022  
2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Special Education (Grades 6-12), M.Ed.


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Students in Loyola's secondary special education program are prepared to provide effective services to adolescents with disabilities, and to take leadership roles in the field of special education. The program emphasizes research-validated intervention techniques, specialized methods, comprehensive assessment, transition planning, and advanced professional skills necessary for providing quality services to adolescents with special needs, particularly those with high-incidence disabilities such as language or learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, emotional/ behavioral disorders, and mild mental retardation.

This program meets Maryland requirements for initial certification in special education for adolescents in grades 6-12. The program attracts students from a variety of academic backgrounds and careers. Once accepted, students meet with an academic advisor to develop a personalized program plan of prerequisites (if needed), courses, and experiences based upon prior academic, teaching, and volunteer history. Program graduates are prepared to support the comprehensive needs of students in a variety of educational settings across the elementary and middle grades and to take leadership roles in the field of special education.

Program Requirements


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It may be possible for students already working with children with disabilities in an approved school and at the correct age/grade level to complete one practicum at their current workplace. To be eligible to register for either practicum, students must demonstrate successful completion of Praxis II Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content Knowledge test. To be eligible for graduation after completion of both practicums, students must demonstrate successful completion of Praxis II Special Education: Application of Core Principles across Categories of Disability test.

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