Special Education K-12
About the Program
MBU | Master’s | Hybrid – Mary Baldwin University has been educating teachers for America’s schools for more than 165 years. But it is not enough just to cite our history. Our MAT program with licensure is distinctive, in several important ways:
Foundational – It is grounded in the liberal arts. In an ever-changing global community, it is the liberal arts that weave the common threads of the humanities, arts, sciences, and mathematics throughout the diverse tapestry of our cultural differences.
Inquiry- and Reflection-Based – We use the inquiry method of learning, guiding students through their own educational journeys, facilitating a deep understanding of old and new knowledge through a reflective process. This bold approach to learning engages students in ways that encourage life-long learning.
Team Taught – Every course is taught by a team of teaching partners — a practicing K-12 classroom teacher and an Mary Baldwin professor. This partnership helps students learn how to apply new skills and knowledge to the classroom.
- Classroom teacher
- Private school teacher
- School therapist
- Student aide
- Behavior therapist
- Curriculum developer
- Educational policy developer
Courses & Requirements
41 Credit Hours
*ED 510 Practicum (must complete 4 half credit practica)
*ED 601 Human Growth, Development and Diversity
*ED 602 Meaning and Purpose: Foundations of Education
*ED 603 Thoughtful Assessment
*ED 605 Language Arts II
*ED 606 An Inquiry Approach to Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Area Language Arts
*ED 622 An Integrated Approach to Exceptionality
*ED 624 An Inquiry Approach to Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction for all Students, Including Exceptional Learners
*ED 625 Classroom and Behavior Management: Theory and Practice
*ED 627 Collaboration and Transitions for Exceptional Students
*ED 611 Seminar
ED 613 Reflective Synthesis
*ED 614 Student Teaching: Special Ed.
*IN 620 Inquiry into the Legal and Political Processes of Exceptionality
*course required for licensure first
Cost & Financial Aid
We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.
As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:
- Library collections and services
- Computer lab with printer/copier
- Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
- Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Free parking with a student parking pass
How to Apply
Deadlines for applications are as follows:
Fall – July 31
Spring – November 15
Summer – April 15
Applications will require:
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary work
- Two letters of reference from professional
- A goal statement essay
- Praxis Core Scores
Prospective students are encouraged to meet with an education adviser in the most convenient regional location to review admission requirements and determine the best plan of study.