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Washington State University Graduate School

Special Education, M.A.

Student Learning Outcomes


All graduates will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate an appropriate depth and breadth of understanding about the field of special education and disabilities.
    2.  Demonstrate critical thinking and ability to evaluate, understand, and communicate (oral and written) special education ideas and research.
    3.  Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to synthesize and apply special education research to problems of practice through skillful inquiry.
    4.  Demonstrate and apply scholarly habits of curiosity, inquiry, skepticism, and data-based decision-making.
    5.  Demonstrate understanding and valuing of diversity through pedagogical and inquiry endeavors.
    6.  Demonstrate a professional identity appropriate for future career plans.


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