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Master of Science in Juvenile Justice Special Education

Lead Faculty: Dr. Cindy E. Sytsma

The Master of Science in Special Education with emphasis in Juvenile Justice is designed for educators and other professionals who want to become experts on educational learning problems and teaching strategies to enhance performance of students in alternative educational settings, court school or who reside in juvenile hall.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate graduate level written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  2. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills.
  3. Establish working relationships with interacting and coordinating agencies.
  4. Apply the IDEA, federal, and state law requirements in non-public and residential placements.
  5. Collaborate with a variety of professionals within the Juvenile Justice educational settings.
  6. Develop IEP’s for adolescents with or without disabilities.
  7. Prepare a functional assessment of a student with behavior problems.
  8. Advocate for exceptional individuals with behavior and/or learning problems.
  9. Design interventions and instructional strategies and practices for students in the juvenile justice system that are culturally relevant.
  10. Apply strategies for teaching individuals with emotional/behavior problems.

Requirements

To receive a Master of Science in Special Education with an emphasis in Juvenile Justice, students must complete at least 55.5 quarter units of graduate work. A total of 13.5 quarter units of graduate credit may be granted for equivalent graduate work completed at another institution, as it appliess to this degree and if the units were not used in earning another advanced degree. Course equivalence cannot be granted for life experience.

Requirements for the Major (13 courses; 55.5 quarter units)
(Field experience course must be taken at the beginning of the program and may be taken concurrently with other courses.)
Core Requirements (11 courses; 46.5 quarter units)
(Field experience course must be taken at the beginning of the program and may be taken concurrently with other courses.)
Core Requisite(s):
Research Coursework (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
(Field experience course must be taken at the beginning of the program and may be taken concurrently with other courses.)
Core Requisite(s):

Program Information

Online Education

This program is available online.