The Graduate Program in Special Education covers the theory and pedagogy of both special education and language minorities. In this program, you will become competent in:
- Foundations for understanding linguistically and culturally diverse students and exceptional students
- First and second language acquisition
- Cultural variables and their effects on behavior, teaching, and learning
- Teaching methodologies to develop reading and language skills
- Teaching methodologies to facilitate content-area learning and practical problem solving
The program also focuses on social behavior and strategies for working with antisocial behaviors. You will also learn collaboration and consultation strategies for working effectively with parents and regular education personnel to design, implement, and evaluate educational programs for students with disabilities.
Entering the Master's Program in Special Education
To enter a College of Education master's program, you must apply and be accepted as a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and you must also apply to the Special Education Graduate Program. During your first semester, you need to meet with your academic advisor to complete a special education degree plan.