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1 Welcome to Southern Connecticut State University in East Lyme! New ProgramMaster of Science in Special Educationleading to application forCT Cross Endorsement in Special Education, Grades K-12
2 Quick Overview Cohort-based program of 20 students Start Fall, Spring or SummerFour consecutive semestersThree courses each semester (9 credits)Full time graduate status for all semestersCourses meet at East Lyme Middle School on Wednesday and Thursday eveningsIf you start in the fall semester, you will end in the following fall semester. If you start in the summer semester, you will end in the following summer semester.
3 Requirement Valid CT teacher licensure (certification). Introductory course in Special Education.If you do not have this Special Education course, you can take it at any accredited institution as a non-degree student. Please course description to for approval.The following SCSU courses meet this requirement:SED 225 – Basic Principles of Academic Assessment and Remediationfor Exceptional IndividualsSED 481 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Elementary ClassroomSED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students
4 Course Schedule Thursdays (4:00 – 6:30 p.m.) Semester 1Wednesdays ( 4:00 – 9:30 p.m.)SED 325 – Curriculum and Methods for Exceptional IndividualsSED 501 – Special Education Law, Policy and EthicsThursdays (4:00 – 6:30 p.m.)SED 365 – Basic Principles of Academic Assessment and Remediation for Exceptional Individuals
5 Course Schedule Wednesdays (4:00 – 9:30 p.m.) Semester 2Wednesdays (4:00 – 9:30 p.m.)SED 523 – Developmental Intervention with the Seriously Emotionally DisabledSED 526 – Seminar in Education of the Seriously Emotionally DisabledThursdays (4:00 – 6:30 p.m.)SED 536 – Diagnostic Testing and Reporting inLearning Disabilities
6 Course Schedule Wednesdays (4:00 – 9:30 p.m.) Semester 3Wednesdays (4:00 – 9:30 p.m.)SED 435 – Language Arts for Exceptional IndividualsSED 529 – Clinical Practices with the Seriously Emotionally Disabled(practicum)Thursdays (4:00 – 6:30 p.m.)SED 539 – Clinical Practices in Learning Disabilities
7 Course Schedule Wednesdays (4:00 – 9:30 p.m.) Semester 4Wednesdays (4:00 – 9:30 p.m.)SED 530 – Approaches to Learning Disabilities:Issues and ResearchSED 535 – Programming for Learning Disabilities: Middle School and Secondary LevelThursdays (4:00 – 6:30 p.m.)SED 537 – Seminar in Learning Disabilities(inquiry project = comprehensive exam)
8 How to Apply Click APPLY NOW Apply online at southernct.edu/gradClick APPLY NOWSet up Username and Password for easy accessSelect the following:Off-campus cohort: East LymeProgram: Special Education (MS)Concentration: No ConcentrationCertification sought: CT Cross Endorsement Special Education (K – 12)
9 Application tipsLeft bar – SKIP & JUMP option allows you to jump to different screens while completing the application.You can open and close the application until you click the Submit Your Completed Application option.Not necessary to complete the Employment Information section.Debit/Credit cards are accepted for the $ application fee.
10 How to Apply (transcripts provided for SCSU alumni) Submit:Official transcripts from all collegiate work(transcripts provided for SCSU alumni)to: SCSU School of Graduate Studies501 Crescent St, Engleman Hall B110New Haven, CT
11 How to ApplySubmit: Two letters of recommendation (from someone who can attest to your demonstrated ability to work with children) Resume Copy of CT Teacher Certificate Copy of current Fingerprint/Background Check results (Results are valid for one year) to: Southern CT State University Special Education Dept/East Lyme Cohort Crescent Street Davis Hall, Room New Haven, CT The Graduate School will hold applications up to one year.If you need to have a Fprint/Background check done, please contact LEARN in Old Lyme –
12 Application Due Dates Fall semester Applications due June 15 Spring semesterApplications due October 15Summer semesterApplications due March 15
13 SouthernCT.edu/bursar Tuition and FeesPer semester In State Out of StateTuition $ $7,825.00University FeeGeneral Fee ,Student Activity FeeTotal ,714.00Students are automatically charged $ per semester for Health Insurance. This can be waived with proof of insurance.(subject to change)SouthernCT.edu/bursar
14 SouthernCT.edu/financialaid Financial Aid (mostly loans) is available for full time graduate students.The Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) is available each year on January 1st to request aid for any of the following semesters: Fall, Spring or Summer.School code –SouthernCT.edu/financialaid
15 On Graduate Application Health RequirementOn Graduate ApplicationAccording to Connecticut Statutes matriculated students in Connecticut universities who were born after January 1, 1957, must provide proof of immunization against measles and rubella (German measles) before they will be permitted to register. Proper measles immunization requires two (2) injections: the first must have been received after 12 months of age and after January 1, 1969, and the second must have been received after January 1, Proper rubella immunization consists of one injection received after 12 months of age. The only exceptions are those students who provide laboratory documentation of immunity to measles and rubella, those who provide a physicians statement that immunization should not be done, or those who provide a statement that the immunization is against their religious beliefs, or those graduated from Connecticut high schools in 1999 or later. Documentation of immunization must be submitted to the Granoff Student Health Service prior to registration.Full-time graduate students who wish to use health services must have completed health forms (questionnaire and physical examination) on file at Granoff Student Health Center. Also, those students who live in on-campus housing must provide documentation of meningitis vaccination.I have read and I understand the health requirement.
16 Frequently Asked Questions How many undergraduate/graduate credits can be transferred in?Transfer credits are individually negotiated andnot automatically accepted.No more than six credits will be accepted.Can I apply if my teacher certification is from another State?You need to apply for CT certification prior toadmission. If otherwise admissible, you may beadmitted conditionally.
17 Monica Gat, Program Coordinator Gatm1@southernCT.edu ContactsRosa Clough, SecretaryMonica Gat, Program Coordinator