The cognitive impairment program prepares teachers to work effectively with students in a variety of educational settings. In this comprehensive program candidates learn research-based practices: for developing academic, adaptive behavior, communication, and social skills; for including students in the general education curriculum; for implementing a variety of assessment procedures; for implementing assistive technologies; for collaborating with families and other educational staff; and for transitioning individuals with a CI from school to life. Candidates have multiple opportunities to apply this knowledge by working directly with students in the school setting.
The M.Ed. degree in Special Education emphasis in Cognitive Impairment requires 33 credit hours.
Research Foundations Coursework
Social Foundations Coursework (Take one)
Special Education Coursework - Required for CI candidates who DO NOT hold a special education endorsement.
Elective Coursework - Required for CI candidates who DO hold a special education endorsement.
Cognitive Impairment Coursework
Capstone Coursework - Prerequisites are the completion of 27 credit hours including EDF 660. (Application Required*) (Take one)
*Application deadlines (Practicum/Thesis/Project): February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester. Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required.
Students seeking the CI endorsement only. Click here for requirements