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Master of Education in Special Education

Acacia University

A pioneer and leader in distance education since 1926, Acacia University aims to provide accessible, quality education to a multi-cultural, global learning community through online/distance learning

Program Overview

The Master of Education in Special Education program is a 36-credit K-12 program that offers a rich combination of online learning, classroom practice, learning community sharing, research and analysis, and assessment to produce teachers that are capable of making a difference in student learning and achievement. Online examples in each lesson are provided to help primary, intermediate, junior, and senior high school special education teachers in any subject or lesson. The program is entirely customized through the use of examples, strategies, and assignments for any teacher to gain and sharpen instructional skills for special education students.

The courses that make up the program curriculum are designed to prepare and strengthen the teacher by providing the most current research-based and proven educational strategies and knowledge for meeting special education needs. The curriculum encompasses learning theory, educational foundations, brain theory, best practices, curriculum development, standards, and assessment. The courses in child and adolescent development, special needs, and classroom management provide a framework of how teachers can provide appropriate strategies and environments for all students. The study of school systems and decision-making assist the student in the governance of the school. A mentored practicum and portfolio project are included to enable the student to synthesize the knowledge and skills of the program into his/her personal understanding of an effective resource classroom for special educations students.

Key Features

  • Flexible

    24 months

  • Certification

    Acacia University

  • Blended Learning

    Live classroom and Live online class

  • Accreditations

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), USA

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Partners of this Programme


Stands as a symbol of regeneration, perseverance, and integrity, Acacia University, Arizona, US, is on a mission to make learning a long-lasting, invigorating experience. The premier institution has now become a part of the prestigious Westford Education Group, the leading provider of accredited international education to aspiring learners across the globe. A pioneer and leader in distance education since 1926, Acacia University aims to provide accessible, quality education to a multi-cultural, global learning community through online/distance learning. As technology advances and students look for greater flexibility and accessibility with education, Acacia aims to utilise the capabilities of digital pedagogies to .40 We offer academic programs at the bachelor, master, doctorate or certificate levels in a multitude of areas such as business management, higher education leadership, human resources management, supply chain & logistics, data science, block chain, artificial intelligence, automation, e-commerce, hyper connectivity and more. It also features undergraduate and non-degree studies to provide focused training in specialised areas for adult learners. Designed by educators by envisaging the possibilities of the learner’s career, the educational programs offered by Acacia are affordable, accredited, convenient, supportive, and relevant. Acacia University envisions a change by empowering learners to expand their abilities, revive their passion in respective fields, and develop their capacities for new roles. At Acacia, we are committed to provide unparalleled standards of learning by delivering the highest quality educational programs through smart, innovative forms of learning. The blended mode of learning enables powerful and effective ways to improve education and the teaching/learning connection. Delivering education through innovative forms of online learning, Acacia is redefining education and helps you realise your full potential and propel you into excellence.

Why this Course ?

1 Course

Choosing a course of study that you have a strong inclination to pursue a US qualifying degree or for a skilled set is a good start in pursuing your educational goals. At ECX, you would be empowered educators to lead the world. 

 

2 Place of Study

In order to pursue their dream education, the key factor is that the students need ease in accessing the centre and at ECX we come to your nearest city to overcome any challenges faced in commuting or travelling abroad without compromising on the quality of education.

3 Affordable Fee

Quality education abroad is highly expensive. At ECX you get the benefit to enroll for course that is affordable with flexible payment options.

4 Academic Support

You get enrolled to a US degree, with blended teaching methodology and 360-degree academic assistance through our faculties with international standards for attaining a business management degree.

 

5 Career Opportunities

You become professionals in your respective field of study on completion of the degree as it brings in more of a realistic pursuit, thus transforming you with the better skill sets to approach the career market further.

Course Resources

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Program Details

Choosing a course of study that you have a strong inclination to pursue a US qualifying degree or for a skilled set is a good start in pursuing your educational goals. At ECX, you would be empowered educators to lead the world

Learning Path

EDC501 Instructional Strategies for Students with Special Needs

EDC511 Classroom Assessment in Special Education

EDC521 Strategies for Improving Comprehension for Students with Special Needs

EDC541 Classroom Management for Students with Diverse Needs

EDC551 Child and Adolescent Development

EDC561 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Methods in Special Education

EDC571 Special Needs Students (Special Education, Gifted, English Language Learners)

 

EDC581 Diagnosis and Assessment in Special Education

EDC578 English Language Learners with Special Needs

EDC611-1 Portfolio Project: Research Methods

EDC611-2 Portfolio Project: Action Research

EDC621 Special Education Internship (US students)

EDC621-1 Foundations of Mentoring (International students)

EDC621-2 Mentored Practicum: Onsite (International students)

 

Who Should Enroll

The master’s degree programs at Acacia University are designed for certified teachers who want to acquire advanced expertise in education. Gain the skills to provide your students with the best learning foundation possible.

Transfer Credits

Acacia University recognizes the prior learning of admitted students by awarding credit for courses at the graduate level, completed at an accredited institution, and documented through official transcript when the credit is applicable to the student’s degree program at Acacia University. As many as twelve (12) credits may be transferred.

If an applicant has earned a degree at another university, credits from that degree cannot be transferred or used for an additional degree at Acacia University.

The acceptance of transfer credits between institutions lies within the discretion of the receiving college or university. Credits earned at other institutions may or may not be accepted by Acacia University. Likewise, credits earned at Acacia University may or may not be accepted by another institution depending upon its own programs, policies, and regulations. Students planning to complete credits for a graduate degree in another college, university, or graduate school are advised to contact the Admissions Office of such institution in advance of applying.

Most Acacia courses require no textbook. For those courses that do require a textbook, it is the responsibility of the student to purchase or rent the textbook prior to the start of the course. Acacia does not sell or lease textbooks. Students may purchase or rent in any format (hardback, e-textbook, new, used, etc.) but must use the assigned edition. Prices at the time of the current student handbook publication are listed here, but are subject to change. Prices listed are from the publisher, however, students may purchase from any source.

Tuition and fees are payable at the time of registration for each course. Students will not receive official grade reports, transcripts, or be awarded a degree until all financial obligations have been met. Students who have outstanding financial obligations to Acacia University will not be permitted to register for future courses unless special arrangements have been approved through the Finance Office.

Students may pay by check, money order, wire transfer, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). International students must pay with U.S. currency. Students whose employers will be invoiced for tuition shall submit a billing authorization form prior to the second week of class in lieu of course payment.

Military tuition assistance (TA) students may be eligible for a deferral of tuition once their DA 2171 Form has been completed, authorized, and received by Acacia University.

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