Special Education, M.Ed.

Build on your existing certification to become a highly qualified teacher of students with disabilities. The innovative Special Education online program offers the busy teacher a rich and thorough curriculum through a flexible, virtual learning community.

Program Highlights

ONLINE DELIVERY

offers flexibility to align with your busy lifestyle

GRADUATES WILL BE PREPARED TO APPLY FOR NYS EXTENSION IN SEVERE AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES

ANNUAL MOCK INTERVIEW PROGRAM

allows students to network with area school administrators

Program Credits:
Select a Certification Track


Standard Completion Time
24 months


Accreditation
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

 

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What Will I Learn?

Become an expert in using cutting-edge digital and assistive technologies, creating diagnostic and prescriptive data-based educational programs for students with disabilities, and engaging in sustainable and effective collaborative teaching models. Choose between three specialized tracks, based on your current certification.

Centered upon academically and culturally responsive pedagogy, this in-depth program will strengthen your skills in teaching K-12 students with a range of language-based learning disabilities, disruptive behaviors and complex learning challenges.

Where Will It Take Me?

Careers

  • Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher

Schools

  • Rochester City School District
  • Charter Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Who Will I Meet?

Amber Pollox

Amber Pollox '16

“This program has allowed me to grow in many ways as a professional, educator and learner. The professors are extremely helpful, caring, and accommodate for the needs of the students. I love the fact that it’s an online program. It allows students to continue to work while tending to their personal life and families. I couldn’t imagine myself continuing my education at any other college. It is a dream come true to receive an education from such an incredible team of professors.”

 

Diana Abbott, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

An educator invested in advancing the field of special education in practical ways, Diana has worked on several committees and groups for New York State Education Department and New York State Teacher Certification Examination, including her most recent work with the Task Force for developing the 7-12 Generalist Multi-Subject Exam as an expert in autism, neurobiology of dyslexia, psycho-educational assessment, and collaboration.  

Diana Abbott

 

Location & Start Dates

Earn Professional Teacher Certification online

Contact Us

Adult and Graduate Admissions
585.594.6600
AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu

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