Special Education for Certified Teachers, Master of Education

The purpose of this cohort is to provide general educators the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high-quality instruction and support for all students, especially those with special needs. Special education students are included in all classrooms and need to be an integral part of all general education programs. This 36 credit master of education program will focus on instruction in the written, taught, and assessed curriculum that general educators need to help special education students meet standards.

Program emphases will include the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards (formerly Maryland Common Core Standards); assessments, including the PARCC accommodations; implementation of Universal Design for Learning through technology; and Response to Intervention. This degree program prepares certified teachers to pass the special education Praxis II examination qualifying them for special education certification. 


Tuition Per Credit $325, plus $60 registration fee
Student Out-of-Pocket Tuition Costs Per Credit $75 tuition per credit, plus $60 registration fee per credit
BCPS Direct Billing Amount Per Credit $250 per credit

Course Offerings


Course Title and Credits

Fall 2015

ED 690 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs I (3)

Spring 2016

ED 663 using Technology to Integrate Universal Design for Learning into Instruction (3)

Summer 2016 ED 688 Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs I (3)
Fall 2016 ED 691 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs II (3)
Spring 2017 ED 689 Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs II (3)
Summer 2017 ED 647 Remedial Reading Techniques for Students with Severe Reading Difficulties (3)
Fall 2017 ED 603 Personality Development and Self-Esteem (3)
Spring 2018 ED 601 Theories of Development: A Lifespan Perspective (3)
Summer 2018 ED 602 The Social and Psychological Forces Affecting Youth (3)
Fall 2018 ED 605 Research Methods (3)
Spring 2019 ED 606 Action Research/ Special Project (2)
Summer 2019 ED 698 Special Project Seminar for Special Education (1)
Summer 2019 ED 681 Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society (3)

All classes will be held at Goucher College.

How to Apply?

This cohort is available to the first 20 students to apply and be accepted. To apply, complete the cohort application/registration form and return it to the address below with a copy of your teacher certification, or a transcript from your most recently completed undergraduate or graduate course of study.

Graduate Programs in Education in the Welch Center
1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204
Ph: 410-337-6047 | Fax: 410-337-6085