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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

special education

Educational Therapy Master of Arts Requirements (36 Units)

The Educational Therapy Master of Arts Program is designed for students who wish to combine educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems. The program aligns with the Association of Educational Therapists (AET) course requirements for the associate level of membership. www.aetonline.org In addition, 150 of AET’s required supervisory hours are met by the required internship. It is anticipated that this program will provide exemplary preparation for Educational Therapists to serve students with special needs in clinical and other settings, helping them reach their full potential.

The department offers a combined Credential/MA Program or a Master’s Program only. A Level I Credential is required as a prerequisite to completing advanced Master’s courses. Download the Brochure for the ET MA Program (PDF)

Concentration Course Requirements (15 Units)

• SPED 673 Principles of Educational Therapy (3)

• SPED 671 Advanced Study of Literacy Problems (3)

• SPED 672 Advanced Assessment in Educational Therapy (3)

• SPED 676 Clinical Case Management (3)

• SPED 679 Internship in Educational Therapy (3)

Advanced Specialization Area (9 units)

• SPED 501 MM Special Education Assessment (3)

• SPED 502 MM Reading/Language Arts Instruction (3)

• SPED 503 MM Curriculum and Instruction in Math and Content Subjects (3)

Core Courses (9 Units) (Core Prerequisite: Classified Status)

• SPED 681 Graduate Research in Special Education (3)

• SPED 682 Advanced Clinical Practicum in Special Education (3)

• SPED 683 Current Trends in Special Education (3)

Culminating Experience (3 units)

• SPED 697 Directed Comprehensive Studies (3) OR

• SPED 698C Thesis or Graduate Project (3)

Requirements for Admission to MA Program

Conditionally Classified Status

• Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited university or college.

• Good standing at the last university attended.

• A minimum of a 2.5 grade point average in the last 60 semester units attempted

Classified Status

• Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher or a University approved aptitude test for graduate study (GRE or MAT) with a score at or above the 50th percentile on one of three portions of the GRE or 50th percentile on the MAT.

• Successful completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination with a score of 8 or better.

• 3.0 GPA for all work completed.

• Approval of an official program plan by advisor.

For more information, contact the ET Coordinator, Marcy Dann (818) 677-4161