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Special Education and Gifted Education 

Faculty Contact: Laurie deBettencourt
Academic Coordinator: Camilla Mika-Simms (410) 516-9760

This academic emphasis offers master’s degree and certificate options for experienced special education educators and related professionals as well as those preparing to enter the field of special education. This area also offers options designed to prepare teachers and administrators for leadership roles in the field of gifted education, including a certificate program aimed at classroom teachers and a master’s program with an emphasis on research and program development. Degrees and certificates are designed to prepare highly effective special educators and gifted educators, for both certification and non-certification, to work with students having a wide range of disabilities and special needs, including gifted children.

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Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Special Education
Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Gifted Education

Certificates Offered

Advanced Methods for Differentiated Instruction and Inclusive Education
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Early Intervention/Preschool Special Education Specialist
Education of Students with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Gifted Education

Affiliated Faculty

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Laurie U. deBettencourt
Tamara Marder
Karin Sandmel
Linda Tsantis