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Special Education - Moderate/Severe

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Program description

Special Education - Moderate/Severe

The MA program prepares candidates to assume advanced roles in the field of Special Education. Current research and best practices in the field of Special Education underpin the curriculum. The program consists of a core of advanced coursework, electives, and a culminating experience (thesis or comprehensive exam) that support advance study in the field of Special Education. There are 30 units of course work with a minimum of 21 semester units completed in residence. Candidates who apply to both the Master of Arts Degree and the Clear credential must adhere to the requirements for both programs (e.g., GPA and course grade requirements).

Moderate/Severe Disabilities (M/S) includes: autism; deaf-blindness; moderate to severe intellectual and development disabilities; multiple disabilities; serious emotional disturbance and authorizes service in grades K–12 and classes organized primarily for adults through age 22.

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Admission requirements

Master of Arts in Special Education Admission Requirements

In addition to the General Program Admission Requirements the following MA requirements must be met:

  1. Valid initial and/or advanced Special Education credential (e.g., California Level I/II, Preliminary/Clear, LH, SH, or Life Special Education Teaching Credential; out of state candidates must have equivalent credentials);
  2. Candidates who are applying to both the MA and Clear Credential must do so simultaneously;
  3. Successful admission to the university with the following conditions:
    1. Candidates who satisfy all the requirements for university and program admission will be admitted fully with Classified Standing;
    2. Candidates accepted with Conditional Standing will have one semester to meet the conditions for Classified Standing;
  4. Completion of the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) before or during the first semester of classes. Candidates who do not obtain a GWE test score of 8 or higher must enroll in ENG 350 or an equivalent approved course during their second semester.

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Program content

In addition to the Special Education major requirements, modules for the Moderate/Severe Option include:

  • Collaborating to Develop Self Determined Learners
  • Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education and Moderate-Severe Disabilities
  • Behavior Management in School Settings
  • Instructional Planning and Curriculum Development for Individuals with Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Tuition fees

  • Tuition Fees: $8,379 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $6,336 (16 units/2 semesters)

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

Established in 1960, California State University, Dominguez Hills (called CSUDH) is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County with easy access to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the sunny California beaches. CSUDH...

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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