Special Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders
The teacher education program at Thomas More University has been graduating teachers into the profession in several teaching areas for many years by way of the traditional teacher preparation program, the Master of Arts in education (MAT) program, and the Master of Education teacher leader (M.ED.) program. The rationale for implementation of the special education program is the significant need for special education teachers nationally and regionally, presenting shortages in both arenas. The service area is well known for levels of poverty and an increased proportion of special education identified in public schools.
Why study Special Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders at Thomas More?
The strength of the education programs at Thomas More rests on a quality assurance system that uses the continuous cycle of data decision making. With a four checkpoint system for students, collaboration between education faculty and other content based faculty, reporting to and input from the Teacher Education Committee (TEC), internal and external reporting systems including the annual report, and intense individual advising, multiple points of data are collected and analyzed regularly throughout the year and used to improve the offered programs.