Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education Specialization in Moderate/Severe Disabilities P-12Major: SPE
Degree Awarded: MAT
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/mat-se-msd
This program leads to Kentucky certification for Moderate and Severe Disabilities, grades P-12. Applicants to the program should have excellent academic credentials as well as successful experience working with children and/or adults with Moderate and Severe Disabilities (MSD). Completion of this degree/licensure program will lead to certification as an MSD teacher only (not an Elementary, Middle or Secondary content area teacher).
CARDS 1 (Entry Assessment): Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and Teacher Education; Bachelor's degree,"C" or higher in English 102 and oral communication course; and acceptable interview; minimum degree GPA of 2.75; Minimum GRE scores as required by EPSB; three letters of recommendation; professional statement (Ideas to Action Unit Dispositions Rubric and Ideas to Action Holistic Construct Rubric completed by Special Education Program Committee using professional statement; signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines.
|Student Characteristics (6 hours)|
|EDSP 540 Introduction to Exceptional Children||3|
|EDSP 594 Foundational Concept in Intellectual and Physical Disabilities||3|
|Pedagogy (27 hours)|
|EDSP 644 Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDSP 609 MSD Curriculum and Methods I||3|
|EDSP 520 Assessment of Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities||3|
|EDSP 611 MSD Curriculum and Methods II||3|
|EDSP 614 Transition Programs and Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities||3|
CARDS 2 (Mid-Point Assessment): Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, grade no lower than B- in all coursework; Acceptable or Target performance on Hallmark Assessment Tasks to date (including EDSP 644, 520, 609, and 611); Acceptable or Target performance on the following rubrics: Ideas to Action Holistic Construct Rubric, Ideas to Action Dispositions Rubric (failure to receive Acceptable on the dispositions assessment may result in removal from the program); Advanced Program Planning Rubric; positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee; electronic documentation of 200 hours of diverse and approved field experiences.
|EDSP 647 Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities||3|
|EDSP 546 Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication||3|
|EDSP 570 Autism: Introduction and Understanding||3|
|EDSP 608 Student Teaching in Moderate and Severe Disabilities||3|
|Research (3 hours)|
EDSP 639 Research Analysis in Special Education (Must be taken in last 6 hours)
|Elective: Choose from one of the following courses. (3 hours)||3|
|EDSP 627 Applications of Assistive Technology|
|EDSP 650 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
|EDSP 671 Autism: Strategies and Techniques|
|EDSP 669 Single Subject Research Methods|
|Minimum total hours||39|
CARDS 3 (Exit Assessment): Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; no grade lower than "B-" in all coursework; Acceptable or Target performance on all Hallmark Assessment Tasks; Acceptable or Target performance on the following rubrics: Ideas to Action Holistic Construct Rubric, Ideas to Action Dispositions Rubric (failure to receive acceptable on the dispositions assessment may result in remove from the program); Advanced Program Technology Rubric; Advanced Program Impact on P-12 Student Learning Rubric; Advanced Program Clinical Practice Rubric; positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee.
Certification Assessment: Satisfactory dispositions assessment (as noted above); no grade lower than "B-" in all coursework; passing scores on PRAXIS exams; positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee.
Degree Candidacy: Students not enrolled during the semester in which they intend to graduate must register for degree candidacy as outlined in the Graduate Catalog, under the section, "Academic Policies, Procedures, and Requirements".
Praxis Disclaimer: Teacher certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for certification test(s), please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website at www.epsb.ky.gov or http://www.ets.prg/praxis/ky for current requirements.
Degree Assessment: See CARDS 3 above.
Associate Professor and Director Doctoral Program
Professor and Chair Special Education Department