Special Education (MSEd) (Professional)
Department Co-Chairs: Kelly A. Harper, PhD and Marya Grande, PhD
The Advanced Special Education Program leads to a MSEd degree and endorsement for Professional Students with Disabilities 1-6 certification. This program is appropriate for candidates who have completed the requirements for Initial Students with Disabilities 1-6 Certification and Childhood 1-6 Education and want to continue at the graduate level to seek professional certification in those two areas. It is meant for candidates seeking to expand their knowledge base to focus on teaching students with mild to severe disabilities. It builds on knowledge developed during the candidate's initial students with disabilities program and prepares them to be experts in their field.
Candidates seeking to expand their certifications to additional grade levels should consult their academic adviser. Starting in the Fall 2022 semester, this program will be fully online.
Canisius College cannot determine whether completion of this program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements outside of New York State for the intended occupation. We advise you to contact your state licensing board or appropriate licensing entity to determine whether the program meets requirements for Professional Licensure in the state where you are located or the state in which you intend to pursue licensure. Please contact the associate dean of your school if you have further questions.
Required Courses for MSEd in Special Education (Advanced)
|SPE 639||Therapeutic Approaches for Disruptive Behavior||3|
|EDU 556||Assessment for Diverse Learners||3|
|SPE 644||Collaborative Practices on a Transdisciplinary Team||3|
|SPE 649||Transition Issues for Adolescents with Disabilities||3|
|SPE 650||Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Etiology & Educational Needs||3|
|SPE 653||Behavior Management and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDU 615||Research Methods||3|