Special Education, M.S.Ed. Student Learning Outcomes

College Education
Major Special Education
Degree M.S.Ed.
Date Revised September 26, 2022

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan, implement, and evaluate interventions for individuals with disabilities using high-leverage practices (HLPs), culturally responsive teaching, and behavioral principles.
  2. Analyze, accurately interpret, and evaluate data (screening, progress monitoring, formal, informal, criterion-referenced, and standardized) used for decision-making in a variety of special education settings.
  3. Synthesize research regarding special education curriculum to evaluate resources used in special education settings (e.g., curriculum, applications, assistive technology, online IEP programs).
  4. Design a research study grounded in an analysis of current research literature, to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities in a professional setting (classroom, school, clinic) in which candidates work.
  5. Evaluate collaborative practices in their school/professional setting and develop a plan to improve such practices grounded in the professional literature in special education.
  6. Display professionalism appropriate to the settings in which they work and learn.

Methods of Assessment

  • Case Study or Instructional Program (1,3)
  • Behavior Change Project (2,3)
  • Assessment Project (2)
  • Instructional resource evaluation (3)
  • Collaboration Project/Paper (4,5)
  • Research paper or capstone project (4)
  • Student Teaching Evaluation (1,2,3,5)
  • State Licensure Test (1,2,3,5)
  • Dispositions Survey (6)

Last Updated

AAE updated October 2022

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