M Ed Exceptional Student Education

The Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education allows for development of various skills that are utilized for the teaching of exceptional students. It also caters to those who are already teaching in the same domain but are further seeking leadership roles to enhance their mentoring abilities alongside. Theoretical concepts along with professional practice are a part of this program to better develop the students into future leaders.

The Exceptional Student Education program is most suitable to those who are looking forward to conduct research in the field and interpret results for making positive contributions to the education industry with a diversity of viewpoints from a range of disciplines in the same. The practical approach is taught in the same to allow for an environment to conduct investigation upon and bring positive changes for the betterment of the society and for the purpose of study.

 

What will you learn from this course

Through , Ed.M. the graduates will learn to:

  • Analyze in a critical manner and addressing the challenges faced by the upcoming generations of educational leaders
  • Developing creative and innovative solutions for creating stronger models of organizations serving students and teachers in the most efficient manner
  • Deal with and sensibly tackle the issues encountered with daily and decision making involved in the related events
  • Synthesize content knowledge, concepts, and principles grounded in a specific educational discipline.
  • Communicate to multiple audiences via effective oral and written formats.
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Information Research Strategies 2 Introduction to information research including electronic resources. This course is designed to help researchers locate, evaluate, and use information. It includes exploration of the research process, search strategies, locating resources, source documentation, and organization of research.
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Philosophy of Education 2 In this course Learners examine the philosophical foundations of education and explore the underlying principles of education and the nature of knowledge, how classical, modern and post modern theories impact the current education models. Learners investigate the philosophical underpinnings of American education in order to improve educational practice, policy, and participation. In a broader context, ED 5003 as a fundamental course is designed to present issues and perspectives aligned to the study and practice of education. Learners critically question and examine assumptions about the role of government in education, the constitution of classroom instruction, and the function of social identities in education. In this context, much of the discussion and debate centers on the nature of knowledge, of reality, of value and of the individual. Learners create and critique their personal and professional philosophy of education.
School Law 2 Students will investigate the impact of school law on the rights of students and educators as guaranteed by the Constitution and its amendments. This investigation will include state and federal statutory and regulatory provisions as well as tort and contract liability as they influence education.
Instructional Supervision and Leadership 2 The purpose of this course is to examine the theoretical framework and practical applications of instructional leadership within the economic, social, political, and educational context of schooling. This course proposes a concept of supervision and leadership designed to help educational leaders build a repertoire of approaches and strategies that will enhance professional growth while showing the importance of sensitivity to individual needs. Emphasis is placed upon the learner gaining a clear understanding of the interrelatedness among supervision and leadership, instruction, and assessment.
Policy Studies for Educational Leaders 2 Focuses on the background of education policy, what is policy and where it comes from, power and education policy, the economy and demographics, the political system and political culture, values and ideology. Also covers The Major Education Policy Actors, Setting the Stage and Getting on It: Issue Definition and Agenda Setting, Getting the Words and the Money: Policy Formulation and Policy Adoption, Looking at Policies: Policy Instruments and Cost Effectiveness, Policy Implementation: Getting People to Carry Out a Policy, Policy Evaluation: Determining If the Policy Works and Education Policy in the United States Retrospective and Prospective.
Improving Schools Through Action Research 2 prepares educators to conduct their own action research projects. The third edition provides the information needed to complete each step of the action research cycle. Chapter activities include a research paper component that helps readers create a research paper as they complete the activities. Additional activities have been added in this edition to help educators navigate through each step of the action research process—from choosing a topic and generating research questions through data analysis and reporting results and conclusions. Other features of the book include detailed strategies for (1) reviewing and synthesizing the literature and writing a literature review, (2) collecting, triangulating, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data (including how to graphically display results), (3) drawing conclusions from results, and (4) writing in APA (6th edition) style. Numerous Internet resources—including links to action research networks, professional organizations, and journals—are provided. Throughout the text, the book incorporates numerous pedagogical devices such as Exercises and Cases to help readers practically explore topics. Examples are provided throughout the book to document the ways teachers, principals, counselors, administrators, and support staff can improve their practice through action research
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School Leadership and Administration 2 ISLLC Standard, Leadership, Decision Making, Authority, Power, and Influence, Communication, Conflict Management, Organizational Culture, School Improvement, Introduction to Clinical Materials and Learning Experiences, Beginning Challenges, Student Problems, Administrator-Staff Relationships, School-Community Relations, Role and Organizational Problems, Social Justice Issues and Problems of Change
School Finance 2 This course will provide students with an understanding of and practical experience with the major concepts and tools in school finance. The course will cover the three distinct components of education finance: 1) evaluating revenue sources, including school aid; 2) developing and defending budgets; and 3) managing the finances and business operations of a school district. The objective is to provide students with an understanding of the general principles of education finance that can be applied in any setting.
Leadership: Theory and Practice 2 Being a Leader, Recognizing Your Traits, Recognizing Your Philosophy and Style of Leadership, Attending to Tasks and Relationships, Developing Leadership Skills, Creating a Vision, Setting the Tone, Listening to Out-Group Members, Overcoming Obstacles and Addressing Ethics in Leadership.
Education and Social Change 2 Focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. Considers the impact of social forces such as industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and cultural conflict on the development of schools and other educational institutions. It also examines the various ways that schools have contributed to social change, particularly in enhancing the status and accomplishments of certain social groups and not others. Detailed accounts of the experiences of women and minority groups in American history consider how their lives have been affected by education.
Policy Studies for Educational Leaders 2 Focuses on the background of education policy, what is policy and where it comes from, power and education policy, the economy and demographics, the political system and political culture, values and ideology. Also covers The Major Education Policy Actors, Setting the Stage and Getting on It: Issue Definition and Agenda Setting, Getting the Words and the Money: Policy Formulation and Policy Adoption, Looking at Policies: Policy Instruments and Cost Effectiveness, Policy Implementation: Getting People to Carry Out a Policy, Policy Evaluation: Determining If the Policy Works and Education Policy in the United States Retrospective and Prospective.
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Introduction to Special Education 3 Examines bureaucracy at the federal, state, and local levels with particular focus on the government's working, public policies, and making choices for the benefit of society.
Characteristics of Learning Disabled Students 3 This course is an introduction to non-categorical and mainstream programming and to the advantages and disadvantages of this approach. Emphasis is on legislation and litigation related to mildly handicapped students, on assessment and placement of these students, on the role of the special education teacher, and on meeting the educational and socio-emotional needs of these students.
Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs 3 offers the most comprehensive look at how to teach students with mild/high incidence disabilities. Balancing elementary and secondary teaching strategies, the text focuses on effective instructional practices, devotes an entire part to general curriculum content areas, and concludes with exceptional coverage of critical skills and transitions.
Learning Disabilities and Related Mild Disabilities 3 Includes a cross-categorical emphasis that makes it suitable for a broad number of courses, including those aimed at teaching students with mild disabilities and which are part of many states' certification requirements. The book describes the characteristics of learning disabilities as well as various mild disabilities, and offers teaching strategies for general education teachers, special education teachers, school psychologists, and other related professionals.
Management of Students with Behavioral Problems 3 Positive Applications for Teachers outlines both school-wide and individual strategies for positive behavior supports — while also focusing on how educators can develop unique behavior management strategies for individual students. This comprehensive text emphasizes functional techniques, real-world classrooms, and practical information — all while covering the legal aspects of behavioral management, assessment strategies, strategies for special populations and diverse populations, age-related behavioral concerns, and the three-tier response-to-intervention approach.
Teaching Students with Language Disabilities 3 Examines language development and disorders in school-age children, analyzes language difficulties associated with specific disabilities, and presents assessment techniques and instructional strategies used in today's classrooms.
Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities 3 Understanding the varied transition needs of students with disabilities—and the potential options and career paths in transition education—pre- and in-service teachers and professionals get the support they need to develop and implement transition activities and programs. The course organizes transition topics around four essential elements of transition and a backward planning process with a focus and readability for the student new to transition.
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Thesis 3 An independent research and scholar reporting on a selected topic specifically selected from related subjects. The department schedules and coordinates a number of seminars to assist students selecting the topics and to fine tune their work up to reporting. Credit is granted based on the quality of final product after evaluation of correctness, simplicity and clarity, amount of work done, amount of references and materials used and optimality factors.