MA in Special Education, Advanced Methodology

This degree program prepares special education teachers with the advanced knowledge for behavioral and academic data collection and analysis, instructional methods, and transition services for students with mild/moderate/severe disabilities.

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Special Education, Advanced Methodology prepares you to be a positive change agent as a special education instructor. Using the core curriculum aligned with the Council for Exceptional Children’s Advanced Content Standards, you will learn advanced assessment and instructional strategies for addressing the varied needs of all children.

As a student, you will:

  • Use data-based strategies to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities.
  • Advocate for policy and curriculum development by using special education history, pedagogy and new research.
  • Apply content and professional knowledge to enhance instructional programs and curricula.
  • Evaluate current best practices for instruction and assessment using evidence-based educational research.
  • Evaluate and analyze student achievement and program effectiveness utilizing nonbiased instruments and knowledge of research-based practices.
  • Participate in and provide opportunities for professional development that support children with special needs, their families, schools and communities.
  • Implement culturally responsive and collaborative consultation to students to enhance the opportunities for those with exceptional learning needs.

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Next Session

Oct 23, 2017

Estimated Cost

Ways to Learn

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Lacey Campus
1445 Galaxy Drive NE, Suite 201, Lacey, WA 98516
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991
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Brandman has taught me a lot about teaching to different levels of students.
Dawn P. | MA, Special Education,
There are definite financial advantages to getting a master’s degree. You have the ability to max out on the pay scale. Initially, this was a motivator for me, but once I got into my master’s program and saw how I could apply what I was learning in my classroom, it wasn’t about the money so much anymore.
Steve L. | MAE, Teaching, 2017

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Graduate Level Exams

Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.

Program Curriculum

  • EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods

    3

    EDUU 630 Leadership and Policy in Special Education

    3

    EDUU 631 Program Development and Organization in Special Education

    3

    EDUU 632 Advanced Assessment and Program Evaluation in Special Education

    3

    EDUU 661 Collaboration in Special Education

    3

    EDUU 633 Special Education Capstone

    3

    Emphasis Area Elective Courses

    12-18

    When applying, students must select one emphasis area from the options below.

     

    Total Credits

    30-36

  • Brandman University awards 6 semester credits towards the Advanced Methodology emphasis area for successful completion of an Education Specialist Clear Induction Program. The Education Specialist Clear Induction program must be completed prior to the student being awarded these 6 units.

    EDUU 638 Advanced Assessment and Instructional Strategies for Persons with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

    3

    EDUU 650 Transitions Across the Life Span

    3

    EDUU 660 Seminar on Instructional Supports for Persons With Moderate/Severe Disabilities

    3

    CSPU 639 Advanced Positive Behavioral Supports

    3

    Total Credits

    12

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