Oct 22, 2018  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog (as of 08-31-16) 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog (as of 08-31-16) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, M.A.T


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Program Requirements

  • 48+ credit hours
  • Clinical Practice Internship
  • 75 field hours

 

Requirements for recommendation for licensure by the South Carolina Department of Education are described in the teacher education program information packet and the Clinical Practice Handbook. Successful completion of clinical practice requirements and passing scores on the Praxis specialty exams corresponding with the candidate’s area of concentration are two of the requirements for licensure recommendation. The Praxis specialty exams should not be taken prior to specialty coursework completion. It is the candidate’s responsibility to register for these exams and have scores sent to the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance and the South Carolina Department of Education.

Prerequisites:


Prerequisites may be taken concurrently with graduate program courses, but must be completed within one calendar year of admission. Undergraduate prerequisites are determined by transcript evaluation. In addition, the following graduate or equivalent undergraduate course is required:

Note:


* EDFS 654  is required if a comparable course has not been taken within the past three years.
** Course has field hours as part of course requirements.

Clinical Practice (9 Credit Hours)


Note: It is the policy of the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance that assignments for field experience and clinical practice placements are made within the tri-county area. If an appropriate placement is not available within the tri-county area, the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance reserves the right to place the student in the closest appropriate setting.

Title II Report Card


The College of Charleston Title II Report Card can be located by going to the South Carolina Department of Education Title II website: http:// title2.ed.gov. Additionally, copies of the report can be requested by contacting the director of the Office of Student Services and Certification at 843-953-5613 or 86 Wentworth Street, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C. 29424-0001. To discuss the College of Charleston Title II Report Card, contact the dean of the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance at 843.953.5613.

For the purposes of Title II reporting, a program completer is defined as a candidate who has successfully completed clinical practice.

Note:


Transfer Credit Policy

An applicant or student from the M.A.T. in Special Education program can seek approval from the program director to accept up to six transfer credit hours from an accredited program. The courses proposed for transfer will be reviewed by the faculty advisors. These courses must have a grade of “B” or higher, and may count toward the degree requirements. Courses with a grade of “Pass” or “Satisfactory” will not be accepted.

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