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The B.S.-to-M.Ed. is an early admission option into the Special Education M.Ed., with concentration in urban multicultural special education. It is designed for special education majors seeking Rhode Island teaching certification in teaching English as a second language.

Invaluable Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will have developed:

  • knowledge of English language structures, language acquisitions, and the socio-cultural contexts in which English is learned as an additional language
  • ability to design and implement standards-based ESL, literacy and content instruction
  • ability to provide culturally and linguistically responsive practices in MTSS, special education evaluation (e.g., reducing overrepresentation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education) and IEP development
  • ability to apply knowledge of school, district, and governmental policies and legislation to advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • professional dispositions to interact with culturally and linguistically diverse students, families, community members, and their colleagues

Candidates may apply for conditional admission after completing 60 undergraduate credits. Admission requirements remain the same as the admission requirements for the M.Ed. in special education, with concentration in urban multicultural education.​​