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Special Education Programs

 

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION/INTERVENTION SPECIALIST (DEGREE AND LICENSE)

You can make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by majoring in special education. Intervention specialists become classroom teachers in grades K–12 of students with mild to moderate disabilities (including mental retardation, specific learning disabilities, challenging behaviors, etc.), students with moderate to intensive disabilities (including physical disabilities, mental retardation, autism, significant emotional/behavioral issues, etc.).

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DOCTORAL DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

In collaboration with the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education degree is available.  Courses provide critical training in the intellectual pursuit of advanced knowledge. A Ph.D. degree prepares the graduate for academic and administrative positions in educational institutions and social service agencies.

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EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREE

The education specialist degree (Ed.S.) in Special Education prepares instructional and administrative leaders to improve engagement, effectiveness, and the quality of learning in elementary and secondary schools. Requiring a minimum of 30 hours beyond the master’s degree.

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MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Master’s degree in Special Education allow students to choose among a focus in special education in the areas of early intervention, preschool special needs, high incidence conditions (e.g. learning disability, mental retardation, emotional disturbance), severe disabilities (e.g. physical, cognitive and social-emotional), transition, and behavior disorders. This graduate program can be linked to teacher certification requirements in Ohio and Michigan.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION - LICENSURE ALTERNATIVE MASTER’S PROGRAM (LAMP)

The Licensure Alternative Masters Program (LAMP) in Special Education is designed for the student who already holds a baccalaureate degree in a major other than education and wants to become a licensed teacher in the State of Ohio . The program provides coursework that will lead toward the initial four year residence teacher license in Intervention Specialist and, at the same time, meet the requirements for a Masters Degree in Education.

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PRESCHOOL SPECIAL NEEDS ENDORSEMENT

Preschool Special Needs Endorsement (PSNE) program is designed around the competencies identified by the Ohio Board of Regents/Department of Education. The online PSNE provides teachers with the foundational courses and field experiences necessary to work effectively and successfully with preschool aged children with disabilities in a variety of settings.

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Toledo Transition

The primary goal of Toledo Transition (T2) is to provide students with intellectual and developmental disabilities a college experience that enhances social, academic, and vocational skills leading to a high quality of life.  The T2 program is a 2-year or 4-year non-degree certificate program for young adults seeking an inclusive college experience that prepares them for gainful employment. 

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TRANSITION TO WORK ENDORSEMENT

The Transition-to-Work (TTW) endorsement program is designed for teachers who are licensed as intervention specialists in special education or as vocational educators.

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Last Updated: 5/16/17