Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Special Education

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The MEd in Special Education program prepares candidates in meeting the needs of students with learning, behavioral, emotional, mental, and/or physical disabilities in grades K-12. Using current research and best practices, candidates will be immersed in practical, hands-on experiences in developing and implementing curriculum, providing accommodations and modifications, and constructing individualized goals. Loyola’s non-categorical approach creates data-driven educators who meet students’ complex needs in individualized and diverse ways, including the use of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and technology.

In addition to meeting the requirements for the PEL, this program covers the knowledge and skills of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Content Standards for Special Educators-Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBSI).

The MEd in Special Education program will re-launch in Summer 2021.