The Master in Teaching (MIT) in Special Education culminates in both a Master’s degree and the following initial teacher certification in the state of Idaho: Exceptional Child, Generalist K-12. (This certification may or may not be reciprocated in other states.) This certification focuses on working with children in K-12 special education settings.
Students in the MIT in Special Education participate in extensive learning communities over four academic semesters with an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork in classroom and clinical settings. Students have field-based opportunities to directly apply strategies learned in coursework with the support of both university and school-based supervisors and peers. The MIT program requires a minimum of 15 hours per week of instructional time in an approved setting with a consistent schedule in the fall and spring semesters for the ED-ESP 572 and ED-ESP 573 courses. Additional hours may be necessary in order to complete course and program requirements.