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Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education Online

Learn the appropriate instructional strategies and techniques to address the needs of students with exceptionality in this online program.

12/26/22Next Application Due Date
1/9/23 Next Class Start Date
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Program Overview

What our online Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education offers you

$16,200* Total Tuition
As few as 18 months Program Duration
36 Credits

The 100 percent online Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education program is designed for working professionals—with or without teaching experience—who want to work with K-12 children and youth with mild disabilities, both academic and behavioral, inside or outside of public schools.

In the accelerated online exceptional student education program, you will learn how to identify language development and communication deficits, study appropriate curriculum designs based on federal laws, appropriation, and staffing, and explore individualized education programs. You will also analyze the various forms of classroom organization, behavior management, and communication skills appropriate for managing the spectrum of students with exceptionalities.

Taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus, the online MS ESE curriculum can be completed in as few as 18 months. The program is closely aligned with the Florida Exceptional Student Education Competencies and Skills.

Plus, as a qualified applicant in the MS in Exceptional Student Education program, you may be eligible for the TEACH Grant.†

In this online program, you will gain knowledge of:

  • Foundations of exceptional student education
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Instructional practices in exceptional student education
  • The positive behavioral support process
  • Multiple literacies and communication skills
  • The transition process

Learn the appropriate instructional strategies and techniques to address the needs of students with exceptionalities in professional careers such as:

  • K-12 Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Consultant
  • Staffing Specialist
  • SPED Supervisor
  • Special Education Specialist
  • Special Education Transition Coach

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Barry University offers a variety of master’s in education programs. Check out all of our education degree programs.

$16,200* Total Tuition
As few as 18 months Program Duration
36 Credits

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

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Tuition

Find out how and when to pay your tuition

The Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education online program is affordable and priced with the working student in mind—plus, you can pay as you go. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify. All fees except the $30 application fee are included in the total tuition cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$16,200* Total Tuition
$450 Per Credit

*Tuition and fees subject to change.

Tuition breakdown:

$16,200* Total Tuition
$450 Per Credit

Calendar

Dates you need to know

For the convenience of our Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education online students, the Adrian Dominican School of Education offers six start dates.

Now enrolling:

12/26/22 Next Application Due Date
1/9/23 Next Class Start Date
SessionProgram Start DateAdmissions & Financial Aid DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Deadline *Last Class DayTerm Length
Fall B10/17/2210/3/2210/8/2210/10/2210/12/2212/3/227 weeks
Spring A1/9/2312/26/221/3/231/3/231/5/232/22/237 weeks
Spring B3/6/232/20/232/27/232/27/233/1/234/22/237 weeks
Summer A5/8/234/24/235/1/235/1/235/3/236/24/237 weeks
Summer B6/26/236/12/236/19/236/19/236/21/238/12/237 weeks
Fall A8/21/238/7/238/14/238/14/238/16/2310/7/237 weeks
Fall B10/16/2310/2/2310/9/2310/9/2310/11/2312/2/237 weeks

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

Now enrolling:

12/26/22 Next Application Due Date
1/9/23 Next Class Start Date

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Admissions

Prerequisites for the Exceptional Student Education online program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree at Barry University. Although no teaching experience is required, the Adrian Dominican School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education online program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • No teaching certificate required
  • No GRE/MAT required
  • Professional resume with two professional references

Courses

The degree plan for our MS in Exceptional Student Education online

Courses for the Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education online program are aligned with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) special education teacher licensure and classification. Coursework for the Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education online program is accelerated, offering seven-week terms for a total of 36 credits.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course analyzes the various forms of classroom organization, behavior management, and communication skills appropriate for managing the spectrum of students with exceptionalities. Prerequisite: supervised experience.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course identifies language development and communication deficits as well as select appropriate methods of instruction to meet individual student needs across educational settings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course evaluates the special needs of students with exceptionalities in the areas of employability skills, career awareness, and transition planning for adult living. Prerequisite: field experience.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course surveys instructional techniques for teaching children with learning disabilities, including specialized approaches in basic skills and adaptation of curriculum materials. Prerequisite: supervised field experience.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course surveys instructional strategies for teaching students who are identified as having emotional handicaps, including instructional techniques, motivational strategies, development, implementation, and evaluation of individualized education plans as well as data base management. Prerequisite: supervised field experience.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents an overview of the physical, mental, emotional, and social exceptionalities in children, as well as their educational and social implications. Prerequisite: field experience.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course proposes educational assessment techniques and procedures to provide an objective data base for individualizing instruction for children with exceptionalities. Prerequisite: field experience.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course concentrates on current programming practices and the development of appropriate learning environments for students with disabilities, including all resources within the continuum of services beyond the classroom. The different models, trends, and issues related to collaboration, inclusion, diversity, and mentoring of students with exceptionalities are explored.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the history of autism as well as neurological, cognitive, and environmental theories. Coursework will focus on the educational characteristics of students with ASD and describes the social interaction, social communication, and academic needs of students with ASD. Students will also study issues of identification and referral to special education. Prerequisite: a minimum of 8 hours field experience.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course surveys strategies appropriate for students with ASD—particularly the use of assistive and instructional technology—as well as natural, alternative, and augmentative communication systems. Prerequisite: a minimum of 8 hours field experience.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines and evaluates curriculum models, including the administration of instructional systems and curriculum materials necessary for students with disabilities. Appropriate curriculum designs based on federal laws, appropriation, staffing, and Individualized Education programs will be explored. This course provides foundational information and competencies regarding the nature and needs of students with mild disabilities. Prerequisite: field experience.

*Tuition and fees subject to change.

†The maximum grant amount can vary by year. TEACH Grants are available to qualified applicants and require approved recipients to complete certain service obligations after graduation. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach in a high-need field; at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; and for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant. If obligations are not met, the grant will turn into a loan. For more information, please visit the Federal Student Aid TEACH Grant page or contact the Barry University Financial Aid Office.

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