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Curriculum and Instruction/Special Education Concentration MEDU

Degree Type: Master of Education

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Special Education Concentration (40-43 credits)
Required Core (9 credit hours required)
ERLA 501 Understand Literacy - Lang Dev 3
EDUC 508 Inst of Exceptional Learners 3
EDUC 570 Teach-Learn Theories Classroom 3
EDUC 663 Prin Data Driv Decision Making 4
EDUC 681 Capstone-Proj/Portfolio/Thesis 3
Special Education Requirements (12 credit hours required)
ESPN 502 Com Collaborat Consult Spec Ed 3
ESPN 503 Behav Dimens Student Spec Need 3
ESPN 504 Devel - Impl of Ind Educ Prog 3
ESPN 505 Assess Student With Spec Needs 3
Endorsement Area (select one of the following endorsement areas)
Teachers of Students with Cognitive Impairments (12 credits)
ESPN 530 Basic Concep Mental Impairment 3
ESPN 532 Tchg St W Mild Mental Impair 3
ESPN 534 Tchg St W Mod-Sev Ment Impair 3
ESPN 592 Directed Tchg - Special Needs 3
Teachers of Students with Learning Disabilities (12 credits)
ERLA 533 Students Reading Difficulties 3
ESPN 520 Intro Student Learn Disability 3
ESPN 522 Tchg Student Learn Disabilitie 3
ESPN 592 Directed Tchg - Special Needs 3
Teachers of Students with Autism (15 credits)
ESPN 540 Basic Concepts in Autism 3
ESPN 542 Curriculum and Autistic Child 3
ESPN 544 Lang-Comm of the Student w ASD 3
ESPN 546 Wrkg With Parents - Profession 3
ESPN 592 Directed Tchg - Special Needs 3
Teachers of Students with Emotional Impairments (12 credits)
ESPN 550 Intro Student Emotional Impair 3
ESPN 552 Teach Student Emotional Impair 3
ESPN 553 Asst Dev-Imp of Beh-Class Mgmt 3
ESPN 592 Directed Tchg - Special Needs 3
Minimum semester credit hours required: 40-43

Why Choose the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction?

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction gives professional educators the advanced professional development necessary to open several career options as well as providing a foundation to improve their instructional practice. Students eligible for admission to the graduate program must hold a bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university. When required, candidates should hold or be eligible for professional licensure, registration or certification to practice in the occupational specialty. Previous teaching experience is not a requirement. An admissions committee will review all application materials and recommend appropriate action. Upon admission to the graduate program, each student will be assigned a graduate advisor.

Professional Opportunities

The program enables secondary and elementary educators to advance in their district salary schedules and become educational leaders either as administrators, curriculum directors, or department heads.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Conditional entry may be granted when the 2.75 requirement has not been met. Once a student has been granted conditional entry, he/she must earn a GPA of 2.75 within the first nine (9) hours of graduate level courses. Consult individual program description for other admission requirements.

Teacher Certification Requirements (for Certification Concentrations only)

As required by the State of Michigan to receive teacher certification, all teacher candidates must: (1) pass the Professional Readiness Exam, (2) pass the pedagogy tests in their subject area majors and minors, and (3) have a 2.50 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of your individual program.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction requires that all students must complete all degree requirements within five (5) years after admission into the program. Consult individual program descriptions for other graduation requirements.

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College of Education & Human Services
Ferris State University
Bishop Hall Room 421, 1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-5361

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