The Master's Degree in Special Education is available to individuals with a Bachelor's degree who wish to pursue a degree in special education. Students do not need to have an undergraduate degree in special education, or education to be successful in the Masters level program, however, they do need to have a strong desire to work with the special needs population in an educational setting. This degree prepares students to become special educators in the state of Ohio.
The goals of Kent State University's Special Education Masters Program are to:
- Have a thorough understanding of the instructional methodology applied to students with special needs.
- Have a deep understanding of the theories of student and adult service provision that guide the profession.
- Have a basic understanding of and conversant knowledge of the legal issues facing special education today.
- Have a thorough understanding of the area in which they choose to specialize in special education (e.g., Transition, Mild/Moderate, Deaf Education, etc...)
- Have practical skills in the instructional and training functions performed by teachers and program leaders in special education.
Available concentrations include: