Secondary Education and Special Education MEd
Through the MEd in Secondary Education and Special Education program in the College of Education, students gain the tools to teach in diverse urban contexts and address the challenges facing students and educators in urban environments. This graduate program teaches students how to create inclusive and nurturing classroom environments for all students, including those with disabilities, learning deficits and language differences, as well as those from different cultures.
The Secondary Education and Special Education MEd program is designed for individuals choosing to change careers after earning a bachelor’s degree in another field, to prepare them for initial teacher certification in Secondary Education (grades 7–12) and Special Education (grades 7–12).
This combined MEd degree program may be completed on a part- or a full-time basis, with evening classes that accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Though the logistics of field experience could change in any given semester, students usually spend seven full days in the classroom over the course of a semester. During the student-teaching semester, students must spend every day in the classroom for 14 weeks.