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Special Education, M.A.

Make a difference in the lives of students and families with the Special Education M.A.

About USJ’s M.A. in Special Education Program:

  • Core coursework includes Special Education research, laws, and curricular adaptations
  • Electives are selected in collaboration with an advisor
  • Program integrates theory and practice, using research-based practices
  • There are opportunities to complete course-required tasks in your own school settings
  • Coursework includes supervised after-school and weekend clinicals in partnership schools and agencies
  • Students have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other candidates who want to make a difference

Program Options:

  • Reading: Learn how to use diagnostic-prescriptive approaches to reading and apply them to decoding and comprehension strand skills.
  • Math-Science (STEM): Learn how to use diagnostic-prescriptive approaches in mathematics and how to integrate science content and informational reading that motivates students.
  • Autism: Learn how to conduct functional-behavior assessments of challenging behavior and develop intervention plans and evidence-based teaching strategies based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Compassionate Service Through Collaboration: USJ and the Bushnell Performing Arts Center

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), its core values remain at the forefront of everything it does. Compassionate service – one of the seven values – is practiced in both programs and courses, as evidenced by the most recent capstone course for students in the undergraduate Special Education program. Led by Jennifer Kowitt, Ph.D.,

Harc Honors Gengras Staff as Advocates

Reading Time: 1 minute On Wednesday, June 10, 2019, Gengras Center transition coordinators/vocational teachers Kathleen Walsh and Caroline Wilson were recognized as Advocates of the Year by Harc, an organization that provides special needs support to individuals with intellectual and related disabilities and their families. The Advocate of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of individual

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