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New Special Education master’s degree program
By Brig Lopez III, Informational Writer II
381-2221
Posted: 07/01/1998
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The Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas Pan American is accepting applications for admission to its new Master of Education Degree Program in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learner.

According to Dr. Jo Ann Mitchell Burns, coordinator of Special Education Programs, the purpose of the degree is to prepare professionals to assume responsible leadership positions in the education of individuals with disabilities who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

According to Burns, the student must meet the university’s graduate study requirements and the Special Education Program’s requirement to gain admission to the program.

The degree requires a total of 39 hours with an available thesis option. Special requirements for the degree include successful performance on a choice of courses in the major and minor fields. The nature of the supporting work will be determined through consultation between the student and the advisors.

Those students desiring endorsements may choose from generic special education at the graduate level, emotionally disturbed and autistic, severely and profoundly handicapped and early childhood handicapped. The deadline to apply for admissions has been extended to July 1.

For more information, contact Dr. Jo Ann Mitchell Burns at 381-3465 or Dr. Anne Estevis at 381-3404.