M.S. in Special Education (Grades 1-6)

M.S. in Special Education: Childhood Education - Initial/Professional Certification (Grades 1-6) 

Requirements

  • SED502 Special Education: Laws and Trends (3)
  • SED503 Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED504 The Reading Process for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED505 Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED506 Instructional Methods and Strategies for Learners with Special Needs (3)
  • SED512 Collaborative Approaches within Inclusive Programs (3)
  • SED513 Survey of Learning Disabilities (3)
  • SED535 Reading Diagnosis and Instruction (3)
  • SED540 Survey of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3)
  • SED559 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
  • SED570 Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar at the Primary Level for Children with Disabilities (3)
  • SED580 Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar at the Intermediate Level for Children with Disabilities (3)
  • SED600 Research Methods in Special Education (3)
  • SED610 Seminar in Special Education/Action Research (3)
  • SED699 Research Project in Special Education OR successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam (0-3):
    The option selected will be at the advisor's recommendation. The Comprehensive Examination yields no credit. Successful completion of the exam will be referenced on the academic record as SED696 Comprehensive Exam, grade of Pass, 0 credit.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 42 - 45 CREDITS

Additional Required Courses

There may be instances when prerequisite courses are required for completion in addition to the 42-45 credits in the prescribed curriculum. Such course work must be authorized for completion by the Graduate Program Director. Courses may include but are not limited to: SED500 Educational Psychology (3); SED501 Introduction to Special Education (3).

M.S. in Special Education: Childhood Education - Professional Certification (Grades 1-6)

Requirements

  • SED600 Research Methods in Special Education (3)
  • SED602 Special Education: Laws and Trends (3)
  • SED603 Standards Based Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED606 Instructional Methods and Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED610 Seminar in Special Education/Action Research (3)
  • SED612 Quality Inclusion/Collaboration Methods (3)
  • SED615 Issues, Trends, and Research in Special Education (3)
  • SED635 Reading Diagnosis and Instruction (3)
  • SED639 The Writing Process and Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED642 Curriculum Modifications in the Content Areas of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Technology (3)
  • SED699 Research Project in Special Education OR successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination (0-3):
    The option selected will be at the advisor's recommendation. The Comprehensive Examination yields no credit. Successful completion of the exam will be referenced on the academic record as SED696 Comprehensive Exam, grade of Pass, 0 credit.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 30 - 33 CREDITS

 

Plan of Study

At the end of the first year of study, each matriculated student is required to meet with his/her Graduate Faculty Advisor to design a Plan of Study. The Plan will outline the time frame for the completion of program requirements.

Course Repeats

It may be necessary for a student to repeat a course to achieve a satisfactory grade. Students are encouraged to discuss the matter with their Graduate Faculty Advisor. Students must earn a minimum grade of B when repeating a course.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. Completion of all course work as defined on the student's Plan of Study
  2. A minimum grade of  B earned in all courses, thereby resulting in a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
  3. All degree students are required to file an Application for Degree form with the Registrar's Office at the onset of the final term of study. The Application for Degree form is accessible from the Registrar's web page.

Additional Requirements for Certification

Consult the Graduate Education Department for further information.

Time Limitation

A student admitted to the program is expected to maintain continuity in his/her academic program and enroll each semester until all requirements are completed. Normally, a part time student should complete a minimum of three (3) credits per semester. Full time students must complete a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester. All requirements for the Master of Science degree must be completed within a period of five years from the student's enrollment for graduate study. For information on leaves of absence and extensions, consult the Academic Regulations and Standards section in the electronic catalogue, Graduate Section, on the Daemen web page, and in the Graduate Bulletin. [NOTE: Regarding leaves and/or extensions, applying for a leave or an extension from Daemen College does not preclude students from applying to the New York State Education Department for an extension of their initial certification. The New York State Education Department stipulates that from the date of their initial certification, individuals have five years to complete their professional certification, which includes the completion of a Masters degree.]

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