Master of Education in Special Education with Concentration in Visual ImpairmentMajor: SPE
Degree Awarded: MED
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/med-se
PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BY EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD; NO NEW APPLICANTS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, two letters of recommendation, minimum combined score of 800 on the GRE, Test of English as a Foreign Language required of all foreign students from countries in which English is not the native language, a copy of a Kentucky teaching certificate, and 2.75 cumulative grade point average.
Prerequisite to entry into the program:
|EDSP 540 Intro to Exceptional Children or equivalent||3|
|Inquiry (Critical Thinker) (9 hours)|
|EDSP 644 Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDSP 639 Research Analysis in Special Education||3|
|EDSP 669 Single Subject Research Methods and Designs||3|
|Advocacy: (Professional Leader) (6 hours)|
|EDSP 597 Seminar in Special Education: Issues in Special Education||3|
|EDSP 627 Applications of Assistive Technology||3|
|Action (Problem Solver) (3 hours)|
|EDSP 629 Visuals Impairment Practicum||3|
Midpoint Assessment: Completion of ½ of Experienced Teacher Standards, with ¾ of indicators for each standard
|Area of Emphasis (At least 18 hours)|
|EDSP 619 Orientation and Mobility/Daily Living Skills for Teachers||3|
|EDSP 624 Characteristics and Needs of Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired||3|
|EDSP 625 Standard English and Nemeth Braille Codes||3|
|EDSP 626 Educational Procedures for Low Vision Children||3|
|EDSP 628 Seminar: Assessment of the Visually Impaired Students||3|
|EDSP 634 Characteristics & Needs of Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities||3|
|Minimum total hours||36|
Exit Requirements: Portfolio (All ETS standards and ¾ of indicators for each standards) or Master’s Thesis (EDSP 699
- Students who make a grade of C or below in any Special Education course leading to teacher certification are required to repeat the course before being admitted to Practicum (EDSP 629).
- Successful completion of the appropriate PRAXIS Exams are required for Visual Impairment teacher certification.
- Successful completion of midpoint evaluation of program, performance and portfolio.
- Minimum of 18 hours in 600-level courses is required.
- Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 hours) - final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
- A maximum of 6 hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a master's degree (upon approval of advisor).
- All courses must be completed within 6 years of admission to the program.
- To complete the program, students must have minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "C".
Chair Special Education Department