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SPED teachers adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects to students with mild to moderate disabilities. They have the opportunity to meet students where they are academically and socially and help them grow in those areas.
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What to expect as a student in JBU's special education graduate program
The M.Ed. in Special Education is a 35-hour program and can be completed in approximately two years.
A focus on inclusion
Trying to learn how to serve all of your students best? Professors in the special education program teach with a focus on inclusion.
Our special education classes feature a wide variety of discussions about theory rooted in research. You are assigned coursework that is designed to assist you with implementing these strategies in your classroom.
Brian Herndon | associate professor of teacher education
Dr. Brian Herndon has been in education for over 20 years. He has served as a classroom teacher in kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and fourth grade. He has also served as an elementary principal, elementary assistant principal, and the director of an early childhood special education preschool, where he served as a Local Education Authority (LEA) for hundreds of special education IEP meetings.
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