Masters Program Details

Program Description

Method of Delivery

Accreditation

NCATE

Credit & Transfer

Total semester hours required to earn a degree:
Maximum Hours Transferable into program:

Tuition & Fees

Save money.

Online courses and programs can mean a huge cost-savings in many ways. No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Out-of-state students are not charged non-resident tuition rates.

Earn more.

The completion of an accredited online degree also increases your earning potential.

The bottom line - value.

Our online courses are as affordable as you will find among accredited schools.

For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office website at http://www.westga.edu/bursar/. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)

Coursework

This describes the general course work required for this program

Faculty

This describes the general information about faculty for this program.

Guidelines for Admittance

  • All graduate applicants must complete the online Grad Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
  • Applicants should also review the Graduate Studies Website for individual program specific requirements and tasks that must be completed prior to admission. See Graduate Studies Application Process.
  • International applicants are subject to additional requirements and application deadlines. See Procedures for International Students.
  • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Admissions Office.

Application Deadlines

General admissions deadlines are typically:

  • Fall - June 1
  • Spring - Nov 15
  • Summer - May 15

* Application, app fee, and document deadline; Dates may vary for Readmit, Transfer, and Transient students.

See The Scoop for more specific deadlines: http://www.westga.edu/registrar/766.php

Specific graduate deadlines are listed here: http://www.westga.edu/gradstudies/important-dates.php

Admission Process Checklist

The Graduate Studies Application Process checklist is available here: http://www.westga.edu/~gradsch/apply.php

One exception: If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.

Contact

Dates

Dates for Admissions (Undergraduate Only), Financial Aid, Fee Payment, Registration, Start/End of Term Dates, Final Exams, etc:

Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines: 

Learning Objectives

  • LO1-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the Foundations of special education (CEC Common Core and Individualized Independence Curricula specialization). (Artifact also addresses NBPTS-EN standards V and XIV.)
  • LO2-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Development and Characteristics of Learners (CEC Common Core and Individualized Independence Curricula specialization).
  • LO3-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Individual Learning Differences of children with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized Independence Curricula specialization).
  • LO4-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Instructional Strategies for learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized Independence Curricula specialization). (Artifact also addresses NBPTS-EN standards III, VII, and IX.)
  • LO5-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate Learning Environments and Social Interactions for learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized Independence Curricula specialization). (Artifact also addresses NBPTS-EN standards VIII and XIII.)
  • LO6-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to understanding and enhancing Language skills of learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized Independence Curricula specialization). (Artifact also addresses NBPTS-EN standards III, VII, and IX.)
  • LO7-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Instructional Planning for learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized Independence Curricula specialization). (Artifact also addresses NBPTS-EN standards I, VIII, and XIII.)
  • LO8-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Assessment of learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized Independence Curricula specialization). (Artifact also addresses NBPTS-EN standards III, VII, and IX.)
  • LO9-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Professional and Ethical Practice of special educators (CEC Common Core and Individualized Independence Curricula specialization). (Artifact also addresses NBPTS Core Proposition 4 and NBPTS-EN standard II.)
  • LO10-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Collaboration designed to enhance understanding of and services to learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized Independence Curricula specialization). (Artifact also addresses NBPTS Core Proposition 5 and NBPTS-EN standards IV and XII.)
  • LO11-Candidates demonstrate their knowledge and skills related to effective instruction of learners with disabilities. (Artifact also addresses NBPTS Core Proposition 1-3 and NBPTS-EN standards VI, X, and XI.)
  • LO12-Candidates demonstrate appropriate professional dispositions.
  • LO13-Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to selected standards in Developmental Disabilities/Autism (CEC Advanced Specialty Knowledge and Skill Set ? Developmental Disabilities and Autism). (cohort 2)
  • LO14-Candidates use single subject designs to answer instructional questions. (cohort 2)