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Special Education Leadership: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Master of Arts

Online

Course Delivery

30

Total Credits

$26,925

Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

Graduates from the Special Education Leadership: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) program will fill an integral and increasingly needed role within schools to meet the needs of all learners. With knowledge and skills built from the fully online Master of Arts program, aspiring leaders can establish school-based systems for students with special academic or behavioral needs. The program prepares individuals to work with students one-on-one, in groups or in larger school communities to make a prompt and long-lasting impact.

Program Highlights

#13 in Special Education in U.S. News Ranking for 2020

Program Outcomes

Students can take lessons they learn in their Special Education Leadership: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) coursework and apply it to their careers immediately. Working with renowned faculty members, students will be skilled in making informed decisions, utilizing practices rooted in data and creating assessments that work for all students.

Career Outlook

 

With a Master of Arts degree in Special Education Leadership: MTSS, Spartans will become expert champions in providing environments and systems where students find support across academic, behavioral and emotional needs. In schools with already established MTSS practices, graduates will have an extra foundation of knowledge built from research and practice. In some cases, graduates may find they could fill a growing need in a school that does not have an MTSS advocate.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

 

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Emily Bouck headshot

Dr. Emily Bouck Name

Professor and Director of the Special Education Program

As Professor and Director of the Special Education Program at MSU, Dr. Bouck represents one of the faculty whose own work and expertise are directly related to MTSS. Dr. Bouck’s conducts research on mathematical interventions and response to intervention for mathematics at the secondary level for students with disabilities or those at risk. She teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels related to MTSS.

 

Course Information

 

Core

CEP 801A - Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education (3 Credits)
CEP 802A - Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching Special Education I: Mild Impairment (3 Credits)
CEP 803A- Assessment of Students with Mild Disabilities (3 Credits)
CEP 804B - Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation for Students with Literacy Disabilities (3 Credits)
CEP 809 - Data-Driven Instruction within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (3 Credits)
CEP 840 - Policies, Practices, and Perspectives in Special Education (3 Credits)
CEP 841 - Classroom and Behavior Management in the Inclusive Classroom (3 Credits)
CEP 842 - Content-Area Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities (3 Credits)
CEP 844 - Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers (3 Credits)
CEP 850 - Technology and Literacy for Students with Mild Disabilities (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • A license/certificate required
    Copy of your teaching certificate
  • A written personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Previous work experience
    CV/Résumé
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

Complete a university graduate application  (Program code: 6788) 

Key Dates

Summer

Application Deadline

February 1st

 

Fall 

Application Deadline

June 1st

 

Spring 

Application Deadline

October 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,925
$26,925

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

Graduates from the Special Education Leadership: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) program will fill an integral and increasingly needed role within schools to meet the needs of all learners. With knowledge and skills built from the fully online Master of Arts program, aspiring leaders can establish school-based systems for students with special academic or behavioral needs. The program prepares individuals to work with students one-on-one, in groups or in larger school communities to make a prompt and long-lasting impact.

Program Highlights

#13 in Special Education in U.S. News Ranking for 2020

Program Outcomes

Students can take lessons they learn in their Special Education Leadership: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) coursework and apply it to their careers immediately. Working with renowned faculty members, students will be skilled in making informed decisions, utilizing practices rooted in data and creating assessments that work for all students.

Career Outlook

 

With a Master of Arts degree in Special Education Leadership: MTSS, Spartans will become expert champions in providing environments and systems where students find support across academic, behavioral and emotional needs. In schools with already established MTSS practices, graduates will have an extra foundation of knowledge built from research and practice. In some cases, graduates may find they could fill a growing need in a school that does not have an MTSS advocate.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

 

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Emily Bouck headshot

Dr. Emily Bouck Name

Professor and Director of the Special Education Program

As Professor and Director of the Special Education Program at MSU, Dr. Bouck represents one of the faculty whose own work and expertise are directly related to MTSS. Dr. Bouck’s conducts research on mathematical interventions and response to intervention for mathematics at the secondary level for students with disabilities or those at risk. She teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels related to MTSS.

 

Course Information

 

Core

CEP 801A - Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education (3 Credits)
CEP 802A - Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching Special Education I: Mild Impairment (3 Credits)
CEP 803A- Assessment of Students with Mild Disabilities (3 Credits)
CEP 804B - Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation for Students with Literacy Disabilities (3 Credits)
CEP 809 - Data-Driven Instruction within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (3 Credits)
CEP 840 - Policies, Practices, and Perspectives in Special Education (3 Credits)
CEP 841 - Classroom and Behavior Management in the Inclusive Classroom (3 Credits)
CEP 842 - Content-Area Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities (3 Credits)
CEP 844 - Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers (3 Credits)
CEP 850 - Technology and Literacy for Students with Mild Disabilities (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • A license/certificate required
    Copy of your teaching certificate
  • A written personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Previous work experience
    CV/Résumé
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

Complete a university graduate application  (Program code: 6788) 

Key Dates

Summer

Application Deadline

February 1st

 

Fall 

Application Deadline

June 1st

 

Spring 

Application Deadline

October 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,925
$26,925

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.