College of Education2012-2013
Department of Educational Specialties
Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education with Certification, Master of Education
This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
What Can I Do with a Master of Education in Special Education Early Childhood with Certification?
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, and professional knowledge to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):
|Minimum Units for Completion||33|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Arizona Certification/Endorsement||Prepares student for Arizona Certification and/or Endorsement.|
|Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching||Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching is required.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Application to the Teacher Education Program is required. A program of study must accompany the application for admission to the program. All courses must be selected with the written approval of a Special Education faculty advisor. Deviations from these guidelines for individual candidates must be approved in writing by the advisor on an official advisement form.
- You must be admitted to this degree program before finishing your first 12 units of graduate work.
Take the following 33 units:
- ESE 516, ESE 536, ESE 556, (ESE 585 or DIS 519), ESE 657 (15 units)
- ESE 608 - Early Childhood (3 units)
- ECI 620 (3 units)
- ESE 698 (3 units)
- ESE 596 (9 units)
- Candidates must also pass the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (professional knowledge and Special Education focus area), and meet State requirements on Federal and State Constitutional knowledge for Arizona Teacher Certification.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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