Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education Mild/Moderate in Elementary (1st-5th)
Meet the growing need for special education teachers in elementary school with our 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education Mild/Moderate in Elementary (1st-5th) degree and licensure program. The Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education & Special Education Mild Moderate (1st-5th) in the College of Education & Human Development is a Graduate Alternate Certification designed for individuals who have non-education bachelors or master's degrees and are interested in seeking initial teacher certification in Mild/Moderate Special Education at the elementary education level.
Students who enroll in this program can become certified in both Elementary Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate at the elementary level. Coursework is available 100% online with extensive field experience in the community.
Undergraduate students in non-teaching degree fields (ex. Biology, Child Development, Psychology, Math, History, and English)
- General admission requirements of the Graduate School.
- Passing scores on the Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics or a composite ACT score of 22 or a combined Verbal and Math SAT score of 1030.
- Passing score on the Praxis II Elementary Education Subject-Specific Content Exam (5001-Reading and Language Arts, 5003-Mathematics, 5004-Social Studies, and 5005-Science).
- 3 letters of recommendation:
- Candidates for admission who are currently working as teachers must have letters of recommendation from an appropriate school official who has direct professional knowledge of the candidate's skills and potential.
- Candidates for admission who are not currently working as teachers must have letters of recommendation from a non-relative, who has direct knowledge of the candidate's potential for success as a graduate level student and a working professional. Employers and previous university/college faculty are examples of appropriate sources.
- Additional recommendations may be requested to support candidacy if determined necessary by program admission committee.
- Satisfactory completion of all required course work within the timelines and at the grade levels established by Graduate School policies.
- Submit passing scores for the Praxis II Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (5543) and the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 1-5 (5622).
- Satisfactory completion of Competency Portfolio during Residency.
Community Partnerships: Jefferson Parrish School, Orleans Parish School, St. Charles Parish School, and Plaquemines Parish School Districts
- Elementary Education School Teachers
- School or District Administrators
- Instructional Specialist or Instructional Coordinators
- Child Care Providers
- Staff in Education Related Organizations
- Curriculum Developers or Instructional Designers
- Instructional Materials Sales Representatives
Contact Information: Keisha Washington