Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education - Early Intervention: Birth-5

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Teaching and Learning

Southeastern's Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education - Early Interventionist: Birth-5 program is an alternative program leading to Louisiana teaching certification in early intervention. A strong emphasis is placed on relevant field experiences throughout the program. Students are required to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student achievement in children birth through five years old.

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Career Information
Types of Jobs
  • Early Intervention Teacher
  • Early Steps Special Educator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
Types of Employers
  • Daycare Programs
  • Head Start Programs
  • Private Providers for Special Needs Children
  • Public, Private and Parochial School Systems

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation / National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Council for Exceptional Children

  • This program has been recognized as one of the best online SPED Master's Programs in the nation!

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes are aligned with COMPASS/Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and College of Education Conceptual Framework

  • The TeachLivE virtual-rehearsal classroom featuring real-time avatars with unique characteristics is available for students to practice classroom management, pedagogy and content teaching skills in a virtual environment

  • Lekotek, a toy lending library with child and family support, offers pedagogical experiences for students and opportunities for collaboration with schools and community groups

  • Snoezelen, a multi-sensory environment to support children and other individuals, provides opportunities for student involvement with multiple disciplines on campus, schools and community groups

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required: 39

  • Field experiences in diverse settings and student teaching or internship

RELATED DEGREES
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 1-5

  • Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education and Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 4-8

  • Master of Special Education

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children

  • Southeastern Education Association for Students  

  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi

 

Contact Information

Dr. Colleen Klein-Ezell, Program Coordinator

985-549-5279

colleen.klein-ezell@southeastern.edu

Mailing address: SLU 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 232C

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