Multicategorical Special Education M.A.


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Degree Awarded: Master of Arts in Multicategorical Special Education

Help Young People with Disabilities

The graduate program in Multicategorical Special Education offered by the College of Education and Human Services is designed to prepare professional educators to work with children and adolescents with autism, learning disabilities, emotional/behavior disorders, and intellectual disabilities. Students who graduate from this program will be eligible for special education certification in West Virginia. Based on research-based practices, this program prepares you to provide high-quality education in inclusive elementary and secondary classrooms that leads to academic achievement and successful post-school outcomes for students with mild to moderate disabilities.

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  • Online Courses
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This program has been designed so that program graduates can accomplish the following learning outcomes:

  1. Provide high quality educational services to children and adolescents with mild to moderate disabilities in inclusive classrooms and resource rooms in elementary and secondary schools;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and application of current evidence-practices as exemplified by reputable research and professional standards to deliver individualized instruction to develop academic and social skills;
  3. Collaborate with other professionals and agencies in delivery of services and engage in individual and systems advocacy for individuals and their families, and empower individuals and families to participate in program planning and decision making; and
  4. Reflect in and on practice and respond responsibly to the legal, ethical, social, and cultural issues encountered when working with individuals with mild to moderate disabilities and their families in today’s world.

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