The Master of Education in K-12 Special Education degree with licensure, offered online with some face-to-face components in Virginia Beach, is designed for those seeking K-12 teacher licensure with endorsement in special education, as well as special educators seeking further training. This You'll increase your understanding of special education laws and study best practices in disability services, teaching gifted students, addressing behavior disorders and using assistive technology.
Delivery Format: Online
Total Credit Hours Required: 42
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Before the awarding of a degree, successfully complete a culminating experience. For most, the project will consist of providing evidence, in the form of a portfolio, that critical program competencies have been met. Cross-listed with EFND 698.
Development of the scholarly writing skills of entering graduate students, including consistent standards in grammar and punctuation, academic style, avoiding plagiarism and learning to critique academic works.
Prepares participants to develop students' communicative competence through a focus of the language modes: listening, speaking, and writing. The course content addresses language development, language theories, and best practices of assessing and teaching language. Particular attention will be given to language difficulties of students with mild disabilities, and/or language deficit, and/or second language acquisition.
A university supervised experience providing the opportunity to assume total teaching responsibilities under the guidance of a mentor teacher in resource and/or self-contained settings. Students will participate in a classroom for students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities. Design and implementation of assessment and instruction with literacy (reading, writing & speaking) and math interventions emphasized through studies in the general curriculum. Participation in on-campus seminars to discuss relevant issues and problem solve with other students.
A university supervised experience providing the opportunity to assume total teaching responsibilities under the guidance of a mentor teacher in an inclusive setting. Students will participate in an inclusive classroom that includes students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities. Design and implementation of assessment and instruction with literacy (reading, writing & speaking) and math interventions emphasized through studies in the general curriculum. Participation in on-campus seminars to discuss relevant issues and problem solve with other students.
Learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities, and intellectual disabilities investigated from theoretical, philosophical, medical, and legal perspectives. Emphasis on instructional methods for students with learning and behavioral concerns including Attention Deficit Disorder. The impact of learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities, and intellectual disabilities across the life span with emphasis on curriculum, instructional strategies, and transition issues will be studied. Interpretation of assessment and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) are included.
For those who have not had prior experience in formal biblical and theological studies. Basic instruction in biblical and theological research methods at the beginning of your course of study. Offered through the library's biblical and theological librarian.
Application Process – Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.
Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.
Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process.
Fee Waiver: Attend a graduate School of Education on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.
Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.
Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to email@example.com using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.
Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.
International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.
Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Survey
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions survey based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objects with our programs. The admissions survey can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.
Step 4: VCLA & Praxis Scores
The following assessments meet the requirement for the prescribed test for entry into a Virginia teacher preparation program. Please choose from one of the following options and submit passing scores directly to Regent University. Regent ETS code: 5135
For additional information on the admissions assessments into Virginia approved programs, visit:http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/educator_preparation/college_programs/entry_assessment.pdf
Step 5: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.
Background Check: In addition other program requirements, there are several requirements that students in initial licensure programs must satisfy because the program includes direct contact with students in field experiences. One of these requirements is a background check. Regent University School of Education has entered into an agreement with Certified Background/Castle Branch (CB), a private vendor that conducts background checks for many universities and educational institutions. After you are admitted into the program, you will be provided instructions to set up an online profile with Certified Background and request your background check. Learn more.
First Aid, CPR, AED Training: Documentation that verifies completion of certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). The certification or training program shall be based on the current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, such as a program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is:
|Degree Level / Program||Cost Per Credit Hour|
|Master of Education (M.Ed.)||$575|
|Technology Fee||$300 per semester|
|Parking Fee (On-Campus Students)||$100 per semester|
|Council of Graduate Students Fee||$15 for spring & fall semester|
Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.
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