Program Coordinator, Dr. Mark Derby
The MIT in Special Education at Gonzaga
The demand for teachers with advanced degrees in Special Education is the #1 field in need of teachers in the State of Washington and in the United States. The GONZAGA MASTER OF INITIAL TEACHING (MIT) IN SPECIAL EDUCATION offers preparation for those who seek employment as Special Education teachers or practitioners in public and private schools. Students who enter the Master of Initial Teaching in Special Education focus on learning competencies for understanding students with disabilities, policies, and procedures regarding Special Education laws and compliance issues. The faculty use evidence-based strategies and application of strategies within a classroom setting, as well as implementing action research to demonstrate ability to generalize understanding to applied settings. Coursework and practicum experiences are linked in such a manner for students to apply their course knowledge immediately.
Why Gonzaga for a MIT in Special Education?
The program is structured in a cohort model and is designed to provide students with
- integrated learning at advanced levels
- reduced tuition rates
- on-campus lab school
- field experience tied to coursework and projects research
- strong mentoring relationships with fellow students and faculty
- network opportunities for continued growth and support.
- A completed graduate application on or before designated deadlines
- A $45.00 non-refundable application fee (check, money order, or credit card payable to the School of Education Graduate Admissions)
- Two (2) official transcripts from each college or university attended leading to your bachelor degree
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Passing score on all three areas of the WEST B exam (content tested: reading, math, and writing)
Provisional acceptance may be given in some cases for one semester in order for candidates to complete necessary admission requirements. When candidates are accepted with provisional status financial aid is withheld until full acceptance into the program.
In order to be eligible to receive certification, the graduate candidate must be accepted into Teacher Certification. The candidate must also take and pass the necessary content course requirements, pass the WEST E (currently Praxis II) in two content areas 1) special education and 2) another content area (e.g., early childhood special education, elementary, math, science, English, etc.) to obtain a Washington State teaching certificate and an endorsement to teach Special Education (P-12).
|EDSE 501||Psychology of Exceptional Child||3|
|EDTE 511||Instructional Foundation - Elementary||3|
|EDPE 517||Abuse Prevention
|EDSE 520||Applied Behavior Analysis
|EDSE 545||Special Ed. Policies & Procedures||3|
|EDSE 505||In-School Experience Special Ed.||1|
|EDSE 551||Direct Instruction Reading
|EDSE 552||Direct Instruction Math||3|
|EDSE 698||Research in Special Education
|EDSE 560||Early Childhood Special Education
|EDSE 575||Advanced Classroom Management||4|
|EDSE 552||Precision Training
|EDSE 604||Assessment in Special Education||3|
|EDSE 697||Special Ed. Ext Student Teaching||6|
|EDSE 689||Professional Seminar
| Total Credits
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