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Special Education

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This portfolio-based program provides extensive field experience to enhance classroom learning and guides pre-service students to performance outcomes in:

  • Knowledge of subject matter
  • Instructional practices
  • Effective Communications
  • Student advocacy and multicultural education
  • Assessment of self and learners
  • Professionalism in the learning community
  • Quality of life
  • Use of technology
  • Classroom management

Professors with public school experience teach courses that maximize opportunities for student thinking and achievement.

Professors closely monitor student progress while utilizing multiple ways of assessing student work.

Methods courses focus on the individual and developmental needs of children, and tackle the inclusion and pull-out of exceptional students.

Integration of technology in classroom instruction is addressed throughout the program.

The student who completes this program successfully would be qualified for a K-12 special education license in the State of New Mexico.

Text Box:    The Degree Plan can tell you what courses are needed to complete this program.  Click here for more information.  

Text Box:    The Field Experience Handbook contains Student Teaching  requirements. Click here for more information.

Text Box:    The WNMU Catalog contains additional program details. Click here for more information. 


WNMU College of Education
PO Box 680 Silver City, NM 88062
Phone: 575-538-6416 Fax: 575-538-6417


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