TEAM-MSE is an accelerated blended/online program for individuals who want to teach children with special needs in grades K-12 who come from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
This program is designed for non-traditional second career individuals who do not have a teaching license and are seeking an alternate route to special education licensure. The curriculum for this program includes both special education and multicultural curriculum. Graduates of this program will have the skills and knowledge to work with children in grades K-12 who come from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and are in need of special education services.
All coursework leading to the Alternative Residence Educator’s License (AREL) is embedded within the master’s degree. The course delivery format available for this track is blended learning, which allows students the convenience of online learning during the weekdays with Saturday class meetings.
PROFESSIONAL CORE - 9 hours
(EDU 616: Cognition Across Cultures (3) Required For Second Licensure only)
EDU 500Statistics and Research (3)
EDU 501Educational Psychology (3)
EDU 602Ethics for Educators (3)
SED 650Integrative Project Multicultural Special Education (2)
CONCENTRATION COURSES - 28-33 hours
EDU 616Cognition Across Cultures (3)
RDG 617Multisensory Explicit Phonics Instruction (3)
SED 515Human Exceptionalities Across the Lifespan (3)
SED 521Com Develop & Theories for Multicultural Environments (3)
SED 522Formal & Informal Assessment for Multicultural Spec Edu (3)
SED 533 IMulticultural Special Education Practicum - Level I (1)
SED 533 IIMulticultural Special Education Practicum - Level II (1)
SED 533 IIIMSE Practicum Level III (1)
SED 610Reading Literature Development for Multicultural Special Education (3)
SED 612Cult Approp Prac for Managing Class & Behav (3)
SED 631Collaborative Pract Working Home,School & Com Agencies (3)
SELECT ONE FOCUS AREA
Focus Option I -- Mild to Moderate -- 6 Hours
EDU 601Differentiated Instruction for Inclusive Settings Mild to Moderate (3)
SED 611Cur & Meth for Multicultural Special Ed Mild to Moderate (3)
Focus Option II -- Moderate to Intensive -- 6 Hours (Option for AREL only)
SED 531Cur & Mthds for Multicultural Special Ed Moderate & Intense (3)
SED 532Nature & Needs of MSE (M/I) (3)
The TEAM-Multicultural Special Education Program offers an option for the Alternative Resident Educator License (AREL) for grades K-12 Special Education. All coursework for the AREL license (42 hours) is embedded within the Master of Arts degree, which means the courses dual count both for licensure and for the graduate degree.