Special Education (M.Ed.)
This program is designed for those who wish to earn licensure and teach children with special education needs in a K-12 classroom setting. Three credit hours in human growth and development are required for licensure in addition to the graduate program requirements.
The M.Ed. in special education: general curriculum is available at Marymount’s Arlington locations with classes held on the main campus and some classes offered at the Ballston Center. The program is also available through Marymount’s Professional Development Schools (PDS) partnership with Fairfax county public schools.
Additional Endorsement Options: An additional endorsement in elementary education is available to students in this program. See information under “Teaching Licensure Additional Endorsement” in elementary education (PK-6) for requirements.
Many courses require field experience. See course descriptions for details.
(ED 500 and ED 509 are required as the first courses in this program, as they provide the foundation for all other courses.)
* A course in Human Growth and Development for Kindergarten-age students through adolescents is required before or in conjunction with ED 509.
# ED 549 and ED 570SE must be taken at the same time.
- ED 500 Foundations of Education & the Teaching Profession
- ED 509 Special Education: Foundations and Characteristics of Exceptional Learners*
- ED 511 Psychoeducational Assessment and Instructional Programming
- ED 523 Diagnostic and Corrective Literacy Instruction
- ED 529 Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education Settings
- ED 539 Instructional Implementation of the Individualized Education Program
- ED 545 Transition and Family Issues for Individuals with Disabilities
- ED 549 Assessments, Techniques, and Interventions in Behavior Management#
- ED 555 Literacy for Diverse Learners: GRades PK-2
- ED 558 Elementary Math Methods
- ED 570SE Student Teaching: Special Education General Curriculum (K-12)#