The Master of Education in Special Education prepares individuals for roles in special education that enable individuals to assume leadership positions such as consultant, teacher leader, special services supervisor, and advocate. The Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) is part of the UNCG Unit that is fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
This three course (9 credit hour) series is designed to support teachers to serve students and families of individuals with low-incidence (moderate and severe) intellectual disability within the school, work and community settings. Students will gain knowledge and practical application of the history, theory, and research based instructional practices to support students following the adapted curriculum in the school, community from kindergarten – transition to adulthood.
Welcome to the Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The mission of the SES faculty is to prepare exceptional professionals who value and support the dignity and rights of all individuals through excellence in community-engaged teaching, research, and service. To accomplish our mission, we offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level programs as well as non-degree programs. We have four program areas, including Birth-Kindergarten, Professions in Deafness, Special Education Teacher Preparation, and a Ph.D in Special Education.
Please note some special features of our programs:
The Department of SES includes 18 fulltime faculty members. With over 400 students, we offer a wide range of courses, with face-to-face and online course options in some programs. SES faculty, staff, and students are enjoying our new home in the new LEEDS certified School of Education Building. The SES area of this building includes a state of the art Sign Language Lab, a collaboration space overlooking campus, and a graduate student office.
Talented, dedicated, and enthusiastic students are encouraged to take our courses, to pursue undergraduate and graduate study in SES programs; to contribute to our research projects; and to share our commitment to community-engaged teaching, research, and service.
Please take a look at our website to learn more about our faculty, programs, and course offerings. In addition, we hope you will get a sense of the kinds of research and grant work that our faculty and students are engaged in together.
Thank you for your interest in our programs.
Bonnie S. Billingsley, Professor & Chair
Specialized Education Services