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Master of Science in Special Education & Applied Disabilities Studies - English Language Learners Concentration

Studying Special Education & Applied Disability Studies with a concentration in English Language Learners prepares you for a career in instructing ELLs. If you have strong English speaking and writing skills, and have considered teaching English as a second language to speakers of your native language (or any language), this master's degree can help prepare you to do so. The program educates you on the theories and best practices associated with teaching English as a second language, and prepares you to work in a an educational setting. This program is not intended as a path to becoming a certified English instructor. Previous coursework leading to a teaching certification in the region you wish to teach in would still be necessary for positions not dealing specifically with teaching English as a second language.
Mercyhurst has long been known for expertise in the field of Special Education, and graduates of this master's degree program will be able to:

  • Instruct students from a variety of cultural and educational backgrounds.
  • Use applied research to pioneer advances in educating ELLs.
  • Utilize evidenced-based practices and assessments in educational settings.
  • Discuss the connection between educational assessment and assessment-based instructional decisions.
  • Define ethical conduct in the field of education.

In addition to core course work focused on behavior management and educational research, students will have the opportunity to learn from both academic and hands on ELL-specific course work dealing with ELL assessment and instruction.

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Master of Science in Special Education & Applied Disabilities Studies - Autism Concentration

Studying Special Education & Applied Disability Studies with a concentration in Autism prepares you for a career in human services, specifically those services that help individuals and families deal with autism. The program educates you on the theories and best practices associated with the treatment of individuals on the autism spectrum, and prepares you to work in special education settings. With autism being diagnosed more than ever, Mercyhurst prepares you to help provide services to those who are affected.
Mercyhurst has long been known for expertise in the field of Special Education, particularly on the topic of autism. Graduates of this master's degree program will be able to:

  • Use applied research to pioneer advances in educational and behavioral services.
  • Write procedures for evidenced-based practices across disability groups and lifespans.
  • Utilize evidenced-based practices and assessments in clinical settings.
  • Write measurable objectives such as those found in an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Discuss the connection between educational assessment and assessment-based instructional decisions.
  • Define ethical conduct in the field of education.

In addition to core coursework focused on behavior management and educational research, students will have the opportunity to learn both in and out of the classroom through autism-specific coursework and clinical experiences dealing with autism assessment and methods of providing service.

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Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Higher Education Concentration

Studying Organizational Leadership - Higher Education prepares you for a career in college, university or secondary school administration. The skill set is applicable to most any field in higher education (enrollment, academic affairs, athletics, etc.) that relies on quality organization and team-building skills. The program educates you on the theories and best practices of leadership, with knowledge specific to the education industry, which will help you prepare for your new career or improve your position with your current employer.

Graduates of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Higher Education graduate program will be able to:

  • Establish direction by creating a vision and setting strategies.
  • Align people by communicating, seeking commitment and building teams.
  • Motivate and inspire others by identifying and satisfying their unmet needs.

In addition to core OL coursework focused on strategic planning, team building, and leadership, students will have the opportunity to explore with 12 credits of education-focused topics such as education law, governance and history.

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Master of Science in Special Education & Applied Disabilities Studies - Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Concentration

Studying Special Education & Applied Disability Studies with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares you for a career in human services, specifically those services that help individuals and families deal with developmental disabilities. The program educates you on the theories and best practices of behavior analysis, and prepares you to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination. As more and more children receive developmental disability diagnoses, Mercyhurst will prepare you to help diagnose and treat those who are affected.
Mercyhurst has long been known for expertise in the field of Special Education, and graduates of this master's degree program will be able to:

  • Use applied research to pioneer advances in educational and behavioral services.
  • Write procedures for evidenced-based practices across disability groups and lifespans.
  • Utilize evidenced-based practices and assessments in clinical settings.
  • Write measurable objectives such as those found in an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Discuss the connection between educational assessment and assessment-based instructional decisions.
  • Define ethical conduct in the field of education.

In addition to core coursework focused on behavior management and educational research, students will have the opportunity to explore with 15+ credits of ABA-specific elective coursework dealing with topics such as the history and cultures of disabilities, autism, data-driven decision making, and hands-on/supervised clinical experiences.

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