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M.A. in Special Education

Curriculum

The M.A. in Special Education is a 36 credit program, to be completed in 3 semesters (full-time) or 5 semesters (part-time).

Program Requirements – Elementary Certification (Grades 1-6)

COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

SemesterCourse #TitleCredits
Semester 1 (Fall)EDS 500
Inclusive Educational Practices2
EDS 502Assessment for Elementary Special Educators3
EDS 503Positive Behavior Supports3
EDS 505Supervised Practicum – Elementary and Middle Level1
EDS 510Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities3
Semester 2 (Spring)EDS 501Collaboration and Co-Teaching2
EDS 504Research in Special Education3
EDS 506Supervised Practicum: Elementary and Middle Level1
EDS 509Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities3
EDS 511Literacy and Language Instruction3
Semester 3 (Fall)EDS 512Leadership and Elementary Program Management3
EDS 518Supervised Internship9

COURSE SEQUENCE FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS

SemesterCourse #TitleCredits
Semester 1 (Fall)EDS 500
Inclusive Educational Practices2
EDS 503Positive Behavior Supports3
EDS 505Supervised Practicum: Elementary and Middle Level1
Semester 2 (Spring)EDS 501Collaboration and Co-Teaching

2
EDS 504Research in Special Education3
EDS 506Supervised Practicum: Elementary and Middle Level1
Semester 3 (Fall)EDS 502
Assessment for Elementary Special Educators3
EDS 510Teaching Elementary Students with Mild Disabilities3
Semester 4 (Spring)EDS 509
Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities3
EDS 511Literacy and Language Instruction3
Semester 5 (Fall)EDS 512Leadership and Elementary Program Management3
EDS 518Supervised Internship

NOTE: EDS 518 requires you to work under the supervision of a cooperating teacher (selected by URI) for the entire semester on a full-time basis. This would necessitate taking a leave of absence from your teaching position if you have one.
9

Program Requirements – Secondary Certification (Grades 7-12)

COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

SemesterCourse #TitleCredits
Semester 1 (Fall)EDS 500
Inclusive Educational Practices2
EDS 503Positive Behavior Supports3
EDS 507Supervised Practicum: Secondary and Middle Level1
EDS 513Assessment for Secondary Special Educators3
EDS 516Teaching Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities3
Semester 2 (Spring)EDS 501Collaboration and Co-Teaching

2
EDS 504Research in Special Education3
EDS 508Supervised Practicum: Secondary/Middle Level1
EDS 511Literacy and Language Instruction3
EDS 517Transition Planning for Post-School Outcomes3
Semester 5 (Fall)EDS 518Supervised Internship9
EDS 520Leadership and Secondary Program Management3

COURSE SEQUENCE FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS

SemesterCourse #TitleCredits
Semester 1 (Fall)EDS 500
Inclusive Educational Practices2
EDS 503Positive Behavior Supports3
EDS 507Supervised Practicum: Secondary and Middle Level1
Semester 2 (Spring)EDS 501Collaboration and Co-Teaching

2
EDS 504Research in Special Education3
EDS 508Supervised Practicum: Secondary/Middle Level1
Semester 3 (Fall)EDS 513Assessment for Secondary Special Educators3
EDS 516Teaching Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities3
Semester 4 (Spring)EDS 511Literacy and Language Instruction3
EDS 517Transition Planning for Post-School Outcomes3
Semester 5 (Fall)EDS 518Supervised Internship

NOTE: EDS 518 requires you to work under the supervision of a cooperating teacher (selected by URI) for the entire semester on a full-time basis. This would necessitate taking a leave of absence from your teaching position if you have one.
9
EDS 520Leadership and Secondary Program Management3

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