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Welcome to Special Education at Methodist University!

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Make a diference, be a Special Educator. The Special Education: General Curriculum Program is both demanding and rewarding. It is designed to provide the future special education educators with the knowledge and pedagogical skills that will allow them to provide intensive and explicit individual and small group instruction to students with disabilities. Through small, hands-on interactive classes and many practicums in local classrooms, the program enables Teacher Candidates to plan and maintain positive behavior supports for students with disabilities. Graduates from our program are recognized for their academic performance and leadership skills, and reflect the attributes of the Faciliative Teacher.

As a special educator, you can make a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with mild to moderate learning disabilities grades K-12. The best way to hone the knowledge and pedagogical skills that are convered in the Special Education: General Curriculum Program is hands-on learning; therefore, Teacher Candidates are placed with certified public school teachers to implement strategies and techniques presented in class. In addition, the Special Education Teacher Candidates take three levels of Field Experience with increasingly scaffolded teaching responsibilities prior to the Student Teaching semester. Graduates from the program are recognized for their academic performance and leadership skills as well as their abilities to provide intensive and explicit instruction and to plan and maintain positive behavior supports for students with disabilities. Have a hand in improving the lives of those with special needs. Let the Special Education: General Curriculum Program transform you into that special educator who will make a difference.

    The Special Education: General Curriculum license program is designed to enable special education teachers to:

  1. Provide intensive and explicit individual and small group instruction to students with disabilities who are demonstrating below grade level achievement in basic skills;
  2. Plan and maintain positive behavior supports for students with disabilities;
  3. Collaborate with general education teachers to maintain students with disabilities at grade level in the standard curriculum;
  4. Demonstrate leadership in implementing special education procedures and policies; and
  5. Consult with general education teachers, parents and other professionals.


 

 


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