Rank I Program in Special Education - Advanced Practitioner P-12Major: SPE
Degree Awarded: NON
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/rank
Rank I programs are planned graduate level programs designed for Kentucky teachers seeking rank change for salary purposes. Rank I programs are not degree programs. They are recognized only in the state of Kentucky. By state regulation, Rank I status is sixty (60) semester hours of approved graduate credit including a Master's degree.
Students may apply to the program by first going to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, http://louisville.edu/graduate/apply.
- Official transcripts with a GPA of 2.75 in the Bachelor's degree and a GPA of 3.0 in the Master's degree.
- Teaching certificate
- TOEFL (Students holding a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. are exempt from this requirement.)
Inquiry (3 hours)
|ELFH 600 Introduction to Research Methods & Statistics |
|EDAP 606 Orientation in Reading (take first semester of enrollment)|
|EDSP 639 Research in Special Education|
|Advocacy (6 hours) |
|Leadership (Select one of the following) (3 hours)||3|
|EDSP 597 Issues in Special Education|
|EDAP 606 Orientation and Readings (take in first semester of enrollment)|
|EDAP 607 Leadership and Change|
|EDAP 624 Curriculum Theory|
|EDAP 625 Social and Ethical Development of Teaching|
|ELFH 603 Administrative Leadership in a Reform Environment|
|ELFH 613 Administration and Supervision in Special Education|
|Diversity (Select one of the following) (3 hours)||3|
|EDSP 537 Language Learning|
|EDSP 545 Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom|
|EDAP 642 Literacy Learning and Cultural Differences|
|EDTP 626 Affirming Diversity|
|EDTP 503 Developing Cross-Cultural Competence|
|SOC 630 Sociology of Education|
|WMST 532 History of American Sexualities|
|WMST 556 Feminist Theory|
|PAS 529 Teaching Institute on African-American Issues|
|Action (3 hours) ||3|
|EDSP 669 Single Subject Research Design|
|Area of Emphasis (at least 15 hours) ||15|
|Electives (3 hours) ||3|
|Minimum Hours Required ||30|
Midpoint Requirement: M.Ed. candidates are required to submit a mid-program portfolio at the completion of 15 credit hours of coursework. The faculty advisor will assess the candidate's portfolio, which must at the target or satisfactory level. If this mid-point portfolio requirement is not met, a candidate will be prohibited from course registration beyond 15 credit hours.
Exit Requirement: Portfolio or National Board Certification
1. Minimum of 18 hours in 600-level courses is required.
2. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 hours) - final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts
3. A maximum of 6 hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a Masters degree (upon approval of advisor).
4. To complete the program, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "C".
5. Successful completion of the appropriate PRAXIS Exam(s) is required if adding teacher certification in LBD or MSD.
6. The Rank I classification shall require the completion of 60 semester hours approved graduate level credit including a Masters degree.
Praxis Disclaimer: "Teacher certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s), please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website at www.kyepsb.org or www.ets.org/praxis.ky for current requirements."
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