Master’s (M.Ed.) Program Goals:
Students in the Masters of Education Program In Twice Exceptional Education Will learn to:
- Provide expertise recognizing the unique profiles of neurodiverse learners, especially for twice exceptional learners (high ability with specific learning disabilities, attention deficits, behavior and social challenges) focusing on how they learn, and how they view the world.
- Understand the importance of and methods for identifying and assessing learner’s strengths, talents, and interests as foundational to program development.
- Design learning environments based on theories of positive education for twice exceptional learners to promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
- Employ creative problem solving practices skills to develop innovative solutions to support diverse learning styles and cognitive profiles.
- Use systematic inquiry to evaluate the effectiveness of practice using positive education approaches.
- Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively advocate for the needs of twice exceptional and neurodiverse 2e learners.
Plan of Study: Masters Degree
|#||Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|1||CDL 511||Intro to Cognitively Diverse Minds||3|
|2||CDL 512||Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented||3|
|3||CDL 513||Complexities of Twice Exceptional||3|
|4||IEC 511||Cognitive Diversity and Strength-Based, Talent-Focused Education||3|
|5||EXA 511||Practicum (2 weeks in Summer Residency)||3|
|6||IEC 621||Foundations of Creativity||3|
|7||RES 621||Methods and Techniques of Educational Research||3|
|8||IEC 622||Innovative Uses for Technology||3|
|9||CDL 621||Social and Emotional Diversity||3|
|10||CAP 621||Capstone Action Research Project / Seminar||3|
|Minimum 30 Semester Hours||30|
30 credits completed. GPA no lower than 3.0 with no individual course beneath a grade of B-. Completion of Capstone Project and Practicum experience.