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Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language/Master of Education in Special Education Dual Degree

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MaryBeth Sanders, Ed.D, M.Ed. in Special Education Program Director

Carolyn Spain, Ed.D, M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language

                       Program Director

The dual master's program in Reading and English as a Second Language/Special Education offers two tracks that students may pursue:

  • Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language/Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language/Master of Education in Special Education with Diagnostician Specialization

ADMISSION:

Existing admission criteria remains the same for both degree programs.

  1. An M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language student will need to meet the requirements of the M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language Program and be accepted by the Master's Degrees Admission Committee.
  2. An M.Ed. Special Education student will need to meet the requirements for admission to the M.Ed. Special Education Program and be accepted by the Master's Degrees Admission Committee.

 

PREREQUISITES:
Entrance requirements for both degree programs must be met.

 

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE:

Continuance in both programs past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

A waiver of the GRE or MAT requirement may be considered if the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • earns an “A-“ or higher in each of the first four courses (12 hours) of graduate coursework in the DBU College of Education, or
  • holds a Bachelor’s degree from the DBU College of Education earned within the past five years with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, or
  • holds a Master’s degree from DBU.

 

Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language/Master of Education in Special Education
The dual master's program in reading and English as a second language (ESL) and special education is a 54 credit hour non-thesis program that prepares teacher candidates who wish to develop strong theoretical and experiential knowledge as well as effective skills and certification in reading, ESL and special education. Upon program completion, teacher candidates will receive a Master of Education in Special Education and a Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language, along with preparation that can lead to certification as a Reading Specialist, Master Reading Teacher, English as a Second Language Specialist, and Special Education Specialist.

College of Education graduate students who are in a dual master’s degree program where a state certification exam is required, should meet with their program advisor prior to registering for their first exam in order to determine which exam should be taken first.  Students will be authorized only to take one TExES exam at a time.  The first exam taken must be passed before permission to register for a second (different) exam will be given. 

STUDY PLAN:

Required Common Curriculum (18 hours)
EDUC 5344 Diagnosing Learning Different Children
EDUC 6302 Research in Education (S-L)
ESLS 5308 Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments
READ/SPED 5332 Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience
READ 5337 Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature & Visual Representation)
or  
READ 5338 Pedagogy of Language Arts
   
READ 6335 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading

 

Specialized Preparation for Reading/ESL (18 hours)
ESLS 5301 Second Language Acquisition
ESLS 5304 Methods in Teaching ESL
ESLS 5306 Content Area Language Proficiency Skills
 
ESLS 5312 Practicum for State Certification (S-L)****
or
ESLS 5314 Practicum in ESL/EFL Settings (S-L)
 
READ 5011 Reading Specialist Seminar** (0 credit hours)
READ 6301 Specialized Reading Assessment and Instruction***
READ 6330 Foundations in Reading***

Specialized Preparation for Special Education

(18 hours)

EDAD 6312School Law
SPED 5310Introduction to Exceptional Learners
SPED 5320Teaching the Underachiever
SPED 5330Pedagogy of Special Education
SPED 5350Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies
SPED 6360Supervision of Special Education Instruction
Required
EDAD/EDUC 6010 Professional Portfolio

**Required: Must pass this seminar to complete the program
***Required for Master Reading Teacher
****Required for students seeking State Certification in ESL

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component

Once teachers with their initial teaching certification have successfully completed all coursework in the program, and if they have passed the appropriate state certification (TExES) tests, they will also earn the Reading Specialist Certification, the Master Reading Teacher Certification, the English as a Second Language Certification/Endorsement, and Special Education Certification.

Total Hours of Dual Degree without Diagnostic Specialization
18 Hours from Required Common Curriculum
18 Hours from M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language

                 Specialized Preparation
18 Hours from
M.Ed. in Special Education Specialized Preparation
54 TOTAL hours Dual Degree

 


 

Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language/Master of Education in Special Education with Diagnostician Specialization


The dual master's program in reading and English as a second language (ESL) and special education with educational diagnostician specialization is a 57 credit hour non-thesis program that prepares teacher candidates who wish to develop strong theoretical and experiential knowledge as well as effective skills and certification in the areas of reading, ESL, special education and educational diagnostician. Upon program completion, teacher candidates will receive a Master of Education in Special Education with Educational Diagnostician Specialization and a Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language, along with preparation that can lead to certification as a Reading Specialist, Master Reading Teacher, English as a Second Language specialist, Special Education Specialist, and Educational Diagnostician.

College of Education graduate students who are in a dual master’s degree program where a state certification exam is required, should meet with their program advisor prior to registering for their first exam in order to determine which exam should be taken first.  Students will be authorized only to take one TExES exam at a time.  The first exam taken must be passed before permission to register for a second (different) exam will be given. 

STUDY PLAN:

Required Common Curriculum (15 hours)
EDUC 5344 Diagnosing Learning Different Children
EDUC 6302 Research in Education (S-L)
ESLS 5308 Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments
   
READ 5337 Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature and Visual Representation)
or  
READ 5338 Pedagogy of Language Arts
   
READ 6335 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading

Specialized Preparation for Reading/ESL (21 hours)

ESLS 5301 Second Language Acquisition
ESLS 5304 Methods in Teaching ESL
ESLS 5306 Content Area Language Proficiency Skills
 
ESLS 5312 Practicum for State Certification (S-L)****
or
ESLS 5314 Practicum in ESL/EFL Settings (S-L)****
 
READ 5011 Reading Specialist Seminar** (0 credit hours)
READ 5334 Studies in the Diagnosis and Clinical Correction of Reading Issues
READ 6301 Specialized Reading Assessment and Instruction***
READ 6330 Foundations in Reading***


Specialized Preparation for Special Education (21 hrs)

(with Diagnostician Specialization)

EDAD 6312 School Law
EDSC 6312 Appraisal in Counseling and Development
SPED 5310 Introduction to Exceptional Learners
SPED 5320 Teaching the Underachiever
SPED 5330 Pedagogy of Special Education
SPED 5350 Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies
SPED 6350 Individual Diagnostic Assessment Practicum
(160 hours) (S-L)
Required
EDUC/SPED 6010 Professional Portfolio

*Required: Must pass this seminar to complete the program
***Required for Master Reading Teacher
****Required for students seeking State Certification in ESL

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component
Once teachers with their initial teaching certification have successfully completed all coursework in the program, and if they have passed the appropriate state certification (TExES) tests, they will also earn the Reading Specialist Certification, the Master Reading Teacher Certification, the English as a Second Language Certification/Endorsement, and Special Education Certification.

Total Hours of Dual Degree with Diagnostician Specialization
15 hours from Required Common Curriculum
21 hours from M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language

                Specialized Preparation
21 hours from M.Ed. in Special Education Specialized Preparation
57 TOTAL hours Dual Degree

 

 


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