Two emphases are available in the Special Education program. Each student is required to choose one of them, as coursework, practice, and internships are focused in these areas. After all the requirements for the degree have been completed, students will be recommended for licensure through the Utah State Office of Education.
Review by Jodi Crandall
Department of Education
ESOL/Bilingual ISD MA Program
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Application Deadline: February 5
To apply, please click here and begin your application.
Required Courses (21 credit hours)
IP&T 650: Quantitative Reasoning
IP&T 656/CPSE 690: Introduction to Qualitative Methods
EDLF 650: Policy Analysis in Education
IP&T 674: Quasi-experimental Research Design
IP&T 752: Measurement Theory
IP&T 761: Advanced Evaluation in Education
EIME 630: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Inquiry in Education
March 1: Undergraduate Special Education Application Due
February 17: Undergraduate Special Education Student Teaching/Internship Application Due (for students admitted the previous fall to the Special Education program)
April 1: Undergraduate Acceptance Form Due (for students that will start the program in the fall)
The BS in Special Education is a limited-enrollment program requiring department admissions approval. It is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education (USOE) licensing requirements. For more information regarding program requirements, please contact the Education Advisement Center (350 MCKB).
The TELL program, which leads to K-12 TESOL minor for undergraduate students and a state issued ESL endorsement for those who complete the program, is a series of video anchored courses coupled with a practicum of ongoing integrated fieldwork. Courses include foundations, second language acquisition, assessment, partnerships, literacy, and content integration.
To broaden their point of view even further, EIME PhD students are encouraged to actively participate in inquiry-oriented professional societies by reading journals and other publications, attending and making presentations at annual meetings, and serving on committees, etc. The following are a few such societies:
Mild/Moderate Disabilities Track Minimum Credit Hours: 70 semester hours
Severe Disabilities Track Minimum Credit Hours: 73 semester hours