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Moderate and Severe Disabilities

The Master of Arts/Teacher Leader in Special Education for Moderate and Severe Disabilities Advanced Preparation program is designed to develop Teacher Leaders who can positively impact student learning in their classrooms and schools while serving students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities (MSD). Courses and experiences include Professional Learning Communities in which students interact with other graduate students from various content areas and grade levels to discuss and work on real world challenges and promising practices they encounter in schools.

Learning and Behavior Disorders

The MAE in Special Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders (LBD), is program is designed to develop Teacher Leaders who can positively impact student learning in their classrooms and schools while serving students with Learning and Behavior Disorders. The School of Teacher Education, through the Exceptional Education program area, offers courses and experiences for initial preparation of Exceptional Education teachers and for those seeking advanced preparation. Advanced preparation programs include Professional Learning Communities in which students interact with other graduate students from various content areas and grade levels to discuss and work on real world challenges and promising practices they encounter in schools. There are two concentrations for advanced preparation:

  • LBOC: Advanced Preparation in LBD for those with prior teacher certification in any area other than Exceptional Education LBD.
  • LBLB: Advanced Preparation in LBD for those with prior certification in LBD.

Within each concentration, the student is expected to become competent in theory, research, and application of best teaching practices related to exceptional students with Learning and Behavior Disorders and to exhibit appropriate teacher disposition behaviors as indicated by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Teacher Disposition Rating Form. Students in both concentrations will complete specialization and elective courses, as well as a core of common courses, based upon their certification status, educational background, and career goals.

For additional information on specific program requirements for the M.A.E. in Special Education visit the School of Teacher Education's website at http://wku.edu/ste/sped/graduate.php.

 Last Modified 10/28/13