Master's Credential Cohort: Special Education Master's Degree Program and Credential
The Master's Credential Cohort (MCC) Special Education program offers a master’s degree and the preliminary education specialist credential program with mild/moderate authorization. The program prepares candidates to work with students with disabilities from kindergarten through 22 years of age. The combination of theory and practical experience provides graduates with a solid understanding, knowledge and skill set to function as highly effective special educators. The credential and degree programs are nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children. Candidates use an action research inquiry based model to demonstrate their credential and master’s degree competency. At the conclusion of the program, successful candidates will have earned a Master’s in Special Education with a Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential with mild to moderate disabilities. Candidates undertake field experiences each semester which are aligned with the courses for the semester and culminate in a full-time student teaching experience.
The Master’s Credential Cohort program uses a cohort model in alignment with its vision of providing candidates with opportunities to enhance the quality of their experiences by learning from each other.
Requirements for MCC Special Education and Education Specialist Credential
|EDTE 500P||Diversity, Inclusion & Schooling||3|
|EDTE 501P||Methods for Language & Literacy||3|
|EDTE 502P||Elementary Methods I: Math & Science||3|
|or EDTE 504P||Secondary Methods I|
|EDTE 503P||Elementary Methods II: Humanities||3|
|or EDTE 505P||Secondary Methods II: Social Science|
|or EDTE 506P||Secondary Methods II: Science|
|or EDTE 507P||Secondary Methods II: Mathematics|
|or EDTE 508P||Secondary Methods II: English|
|or EDTE 509P||Secondary Methods II: World Language|
|EDTE 510P||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDTE 511P||Equity & Advocacy in Educational Systems||3|
|EDTE 512P||Methods for English Learners||3|
|EDTE 513P||Positive Behavior Supports for Family, School, and Community Engagement||3|
|EDTE 514||Educational Research Methods||3|
|EDTE 515S||Capstone Seminar||3|
|EDTE 516||Technology & Learning||3|
|EDTE 551P||Clinical Experience 1: Practicum||1|
|EDTE 552P||Clinical Experience 2: Extended Practicum||2|
|EDTE 553F||Clinical Experience: General Education Student Teaching||3|
|EDTE 554F||Clinical Experience: Education Specialist Student Teaching||3|
|EDTE 5XX||(Elective: Global Experience) 1||3|
|or EDUC 5XX|
Choose 3 units of elective with Advisor Approval.
Grades of B- or better are required in all credential courses, including student teaching.
Candidates who obtain an internship or teacher of record position will be required to complete an additional one-unit of field support for every semester in the position.
At SOLES, all masters and doctoral students participate in an international experience designed to support the growth of cultural competency. Our goal is to inform best practices in working with culturally diverse populations locally, nationally and globally. International experiences are approved by each student's faculty advisor and can be credit based or non-credit based activities.
Action Research or Capstone Project and if required the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA)