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M.A. in Special Education Program Outcomes

The online Master of Arts in Special Education program from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will equip graduates with skills to perform the following:

  1. Analyze educational principles, structures, and systems to identify and meet the needs of learners with exceptionalities.
    1. This outcome will be measured through data collected from the standards when learners in the program complete their practicum or student teaching hours.
    2. This outcome will be measured through dispositional checkpoints throughout the program.
  2. Apply due process procedures within legal parameters for learners with exceptionalities.
    1. This outcome will be measured through data collected from the standards when learners in the program complete their practicum or student teaching hours.
    2. This outcome will be measured through dispositional checkpoints throughout the program.
  3. Create and implement learner-specific instructional strategies.
    1. This outcome will be measured through data collected from the standards when learners in the program complete their practicum or student teaching hours.
    2. This outcome will be measured through dispositional checkpoints throughout the program.
  4. Maintain professionalism to cultivate collaborative relationships with learners, families, educators, other professionals, and the community.
    1. This outcome will be measured through data collected from the standards when learners in the program complete their practicum or student teaching hours.
    2. This outcome will be measured through dispositional checkpoints throughout the program.
  5. Develop intercultural competence to understand and inform educational practice for all learners, specifically learns from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
    1. Standards are embedded throughout the program to ensure learners graduating from the program develop intercultural competence to meet the needs of the diverse populations of learners.
    2. The Intercultural Developmental Inventory will be used to collect pre- and post- data to assist in making sure this program outcomes is being met.
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking and reflection in analysis and decision-making.
    1. This outcome will be measured through the Assessment of Student Learning Committee. This committee convenes each semester when learners in the program present their Action Research project.
    2. This outcome will be measured through dispositional checkpoints throughout the program.
  7. Identify and continue to explore ethical frameworks to inform practice.
    1. This outcome will be measured through the Assessment of Student Learning Committee. This committee convenes each semester when learners in the program present their Action Research project.
    2. This outcome will be measured through dispositional checkpoints throughout the program.

Find out more about how the Master’s in Special Education degree from Saint Mary’s can benefit your career: call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor or request more information.