Converse College’s MEd in Special Education allows experienced, mission-driven teachers to combine their academic specialty with advanced courses in professional education, taught by leaders in the field of special education.
- MEd in Special Education
The MEd in Special Education will broaden your knowledge base in special education, allowing you to more effectively meet the needs of special students in grades PK-12. Converse’s program comprises a wide diversity of field and clinical experiences in public schools. We will help you develop the skills needed to craft individualized learning tools for the unique needs of your students. Our dedicated faculty continually challenge students to integrate theory with practice.
More reasons to choose Converse:
Veteran Faculty: Our faculty have extensive experience in public education as teachers, administrators, or special consultants. They are active as researchers, clinicians, and leaders in the field of education.
Quality Education: Our curriculum is aligned with professional standards and meets all the requirements for national approvals by the Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), approved by the South Carolina Department of Education. You will be qualified for certification reciprocity with many other states.
Community Partnerships: Our program gives you ample opportunities to work with local public schools and to interact with the local community
Convenience: Flexibility is essential for students who manage busy work schedules and personal commitments. Most required courses are conducted after 4 p.m. to accommodate students who maintain their current teaching positions. We work with you one-on-one to accommodate your specific needs, allowing you to balance work life, personal life, and school.
Degree Prestige and Value: Since 1890, Converse College has provided students with education rooted in the liberal arts. Converse College graduates are principled and productive citizens capable of creative thinking and problem solving.
The MEd in Special Education is a 36-hour, on-campus program designed to expand and refine your teaching competencies while broadening your knowledge base in special education to more effectively meet the needs of special students. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in content courses as well as education courses.
Upon completion of the program you will be able to:
- Describe the characteristics of exceptional students and the effects of these special needs on the teaching/learning process;
- Collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, and personnel from community agencies;
- Demonstrate skills necessary for planning and assessing instructional objectives for exceptional students; these will include assessment for the purpose of drafting IEP’s, as well as the assessment of instructional objectives;
- Describe various instructional procedures appropriate for the education of exceptional students.