2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Exceptionalities, M.Ed.


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Program Description:

The Exceptionalities degree program is offered at the graduate level and provides a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree for candidates desiring to gain knowledge and experience working with individuals with exceptionalities, but who do not want to obtain a professional teaching license in the Intervention Specialist field. The program provides candidates insight on both high-incidence disabilities and low-incidence disabilities across multiple age ranges and how exceptionalities impact the process of learning.   

Admissions Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a 3.0 minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA

OR

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a 2.7 minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA and demonstration of competence by scoring at the 50th percentile, or better, on the GRE or the MAT.

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Complete Program Application

Clear criminal background check (BCI/FBI backgound checks).  Please consult the Teacher Education Department (at TED5@wright.edu) for Background Check information..

For more information visit: https://education-human-services.wright.edu/teacher-education 

Program Objectives:

Prepare candidates on:

The impact of learners’ academic and social abilities, attitudes, interests, and values on instruction and career development.

The educational Implications of characteristics of various exceptionalities.

The relationship of special education to the organization and function of educational agencies

The issues in definition and identification of individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Educational implications of characteristics of various exceptionalities.

Characteristics and effects of the cultural and environmental milieu of the individual with exceptional learning needs and the family.

Similarities and differences of individuals with and without exceptional learning needs.

Similarities and differences among individuals with exceptional learning needs.

Differing ways of learning of individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds and strategies for addressing these differences.

Total Professional Core Hours: 24 Credit Hours


Total Elective Hours: 6 Credit Hours


Total Program Hours: 30 Credit Hours


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