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California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in collaboration with the Association of Educational Therapists is offering a Master’s of Arts (MA) Degree and a Post Master’s Certificate Program in Educational Therapy through the Department of Special Education.  The MA program consists of 36 units that include 15 units of specialized coursework in Educational Therapy: Principles of Educational Therapy, Advanced Study of Literacy Problems, Advanced Assessment, Clinical Case Management and Internship.  The Post-Master’s Certificate Program is 15-18 units and is designed for applicants who have already earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education.

Please contact Marcy Dann for more infomation regarding the CSUN programs.

California State University, Northridge:  Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Program for Master of Arts Degree in Special Education

Educational Therapy (36 units)

The Educational Therapy Master of Arts Program is designed for students who wish to combine educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems. The program aligns with the Association of Educational Therapists (AET) course requirements for the Associate level of membership.  In addition, up to 100 of AET’s required supervisory hours are met by an internship, the culminating experience in the program.  It is anticipated that this program will provide exemplary preparation for Educational Therapists to serve students with special needs in clinical and other settings, helping them reach their full potential. 

Core Courses (9 Units) (Core Prerequisite: Classified Status)

  • SPED 681 Graduate Research in Special Education (3)
  • SPED 682 Advanced Clinical Practicum in Special Education (pre-requisite or co-requisite SPED 681) (3)
  • SPED 683 Current Trends in Special Education (pre-requisite or co-requisite SPED 681, 682) (3)

Advanced Specialization Course Requirements (15 Units)

  • SPED 673 Principles of Educational Therapy (3)
  • SPED 671 Advanced Study of Literacy Problems (3)
  • SPED 672 Advanced Assessment in Educational Therapy (3)
  • SPED 676 Clinical Case Management (3)
  • SPED 679 Internship in Educational Therapy (3)

Concentration Area (9 units)

  • (Courses satisfying Level I requirements may not be included in the concentration area)
  • SPED 611 Collaboration (3)
  • SPED 670 Reading Processes (3)
  • SPED 620 Assessment and Evaluation (3)

Culminating Experience (3 units)

  • SPED 697 Directed Comprehensive Studies (3) OR
  • SPED 698 Thesis or Graduate Project (3)

California State University, Northridge:  Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Special Education

Educational Therapy (15-18 units)

The Educational Therapy Certificate Program is designed for post-Masters students who wish to combine educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems. The certificate program aligns with the Association of Educational Therapists (AET) course requirements for the Associate level of membership.  In addition, up to 100 of AET’s required supervisory hours are met by an internship, the culminating experience in the program.  It is anticipated that the ET certificate program will provide exemplary preparation for Educational Therapists to serve students with special needs in clinical and other settings, helping them reach their full potential. 

Prerequisites

  • Completion of a Master of Arts Degree program in Education or other related fields as approved by the ET Coordinator.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in the field of Education.
  • Education Specialist Level I credential or prerequisites determined through advisement with the ET Coordinator.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in MA

Course Requirements (15-18 Units)

  • SPED 673 Principles of Educational (3)
  • SPED 671 Advanced Study of Literacy Problems (3)
  • SPED 672 Advanced Assessment in Educational Therapy (3)
  • SPED 676 Clinical Case Management (3)
  • SPED 679 Internship in Educational Therapy (3-6)

For more information, contact the ET Coordinator, Marcy Dann, at (818) 677-4161.