Master of Science in Education, Students with Disabilities

Master of Science in Education, Students with Disabilities

Total Credits 
With initial certification: 36 credits
Without initial certification: 39 credits
Delivery 
Evening hybrid classes
Core Program Duration 
Four semesters (16 months)
Campus 
Buffalo
Accreditation 
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Faculty 
Instructors with real-world experience as teachers and administrators
About the Program 

Medaille’s Master of Science in Education, Students with Disabilities is designed for individuals who currently hold, or are working towards, initial New York State certification in Students with Disabilities. Graduates of the Special Education Master’s degree program in Buffalo will understand and be prepared to focus on the unique academic, cognitive, social and emotional needs of students receiving special education services.

Program and Certification Areas
Required Coursework
Clinical Experiences
Office of Student Teaching and Certification
M.S.Ed. Students with Disabilities Professional Handbook
Graduate Catalog

What can you do with this degree?
After completion of the Master’s degree in Special Education on our Buffalo campus have gone on to careers as
What can you do with this degree? 
Students with Disabilities Teachers
Disability Support Services Coordinators
Behavior Technicians
Developmental Assistants
Educational Support Services Assistants
Job Coaches

Program Format 
Hybrid

Students attend classes one to two evenings a week

Complete your degree in just four semesters (16 months)

Fall-only start

 

Admissions Requirements »

 

Program and Certification Areas

  • Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 without initial certification (39 credits)
  • Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 with initial certification (36 credits)
  • Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist without initial certification (39 credits)
  • Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist with initial certification (36 credits)

Coursework
ECI 510 Research in Education (3 credits)
EDL 580 Methodology in the Reading Processes (3 credits)
EDL 581 Early Literacy Development and Literacy (3 credits)
ESP 600 Foundations in Special Education (3 credits)
ESP 602 Behavioral Strategies for Working with Children with Exceptionalities: Managing the Learning Environment (3 credits)
ESP 607 Professional, Family & Community Collaboration in Schools and Schooling (3 credits)
ESP 612 Educating Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3 credits)
ESP 613 Educating Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities (3 credits)
ESP 618 Assessing Children with Exceptionalities (Grades 1-6) (3 credits)
ESP 619 Assessing Adolescents with Exceptionalities (Grades 7-12) (3 credits)
ESP 621 Methods for Content Area Instruction – Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 (3 credits)
ESP 622 Methods for Content Area Instruction – Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 (3 credits)
ESP 630 Fieldwork I: Grades 1-6 (0 credit)
ESP 631 Fieldwork II: Grades 1-6 (0 credit)
ESP 633 Fieldwork I: Grades 7-12 (0 credit)
ESP 634 Fieldwork II: Grades 7-12 (0 credit)
ESP 688P Integrative Practicum Grades 1-3 OR ESP 688J Integrative Practicum Grades 4-6 (3 credits)
ESP 689A Integrative Practicum Grades 7-9 OR ESP 689S Integrative Practicum Grades 10-12 (3 credits)
ESP 691 Portfolio for Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
ESP 695 Students with Disabilities – Student Teaching Grades 1-6 (3 credits)
ESP 696 Students with Disabilities – Student Teaching Grades 7-12 (3 credits)
 
 
Clinical Experiences

This exciting opportunity allows students the ability to learn through a hands-on experience with the support and mentorship of classroom teachers and college instructors.

Fieldwork:  All students enrolled in the M.S.Ed. Students with Disabilities program are required to complete a minimum of 100 field experience hours prior to student teaching. These field experience hours are embedded over twl courses and must be completed prior to the final semester of the program.

Students with Disabilities Practicum Courses and Student Teaching: 

Students in M.S.Ed. Students with Disabilities program  with initial certification are required to complete two practicum courses.

Students in M.S.Ed. Students with Disabilities program without initial certification (have not completed a B.S.Ed. degree) are required to complete one practicum and one eight-week student teaching placement.

For detailed information about clinical field experiences, click on the link for the Office of Student Teaching and Certification or refer to the program handbook.

 

Office of Student Teaching and Certification
https://www.medaille.edu/student-teaching

 

Students with Disabilities (MSED & Advanced Certficate) Professional Handbook

For detailed information about the program, click on the link below for the program handbook.
Students with Disabilities (MSED-Advanced Cert) Professional Handbook 2018- 19

 

Catalog

For information about graduate college-wide and department-specific details, click on the link below for the catalog.
https://www.medaille.edu/academics/academic-catalogs

MEDAILLE FITS YOUR LIFE.

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000)
  • Personalized support
  • Guaranteed classes
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Financial aid and scholarships available

TAKE THE NEXT STEP:

Email: AdultGradAdmissions@medaille.edu

Buffalo campus: (716) 880-2568

Rochester campus: (585) 272-0030


Apply Now


Undergraduate Programs

First time freshmen, transfer students and students who wish to apply for associate or bachelor’s degree programs.


Graduate Programs

Students who wish to apply for master’s degree programs or advanced certifications.


Online Programs

Students who wish to apply for our online-only degree programs.

Request Information

There’s no better time than now to take the next step in your education. Request information for a Medaille College program below...
 

Undergraduate Programs
First-time freshmen and transfer students looking for the full on-campus college experience.
 

Adult and Graduate Programs
Working professionals and adults who've been out of school for a while, looking to advance their careers.
 

Online Programs
Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.
 

Visit Medaille


Undergraduate Programs

High school students and transfer students who want to enroll in day classes at the Buffalo campus.


Adult and Graduate Programs

Adult learners applying to our undergraduate or graduate degree programs at either our Buffalo or Rochester campuses.


Online Programs

Adult learners applying to our online undergraduate or graduate degree programs.