The new degree program, which will begin this fall, is designed to prepare professionals to assume responsible leadership positions in the education of students with disabilities who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
The degree requires 39 semester credit hours of work and has a thesis option. Special requirements for the degree include successful performance on a written examination and the development and defense of a portfolio.
"The choice of major and minor fields, as well as the nature of the supporting work, will be determined through consultation between the student and his or her advisor," said Dr. Jo Ann Mitchell Burns, coordinator of special education programs in the Department of Educational Psychology.
Students planning to pursue education endorsements may choose from generic special education certification at the graduate level and endorsements for teaching the emotionally disturbed and autistic, the severely and profoundly handicapped and the early childhood handicapped.
For more information, contact Burns at 956/381-3465 or Dr. Anne Estevis at 381-3404.