Department of Educational, Multicultural, and Exceptional Studies
College of Education and Human Development
The mission of the Department of Educational, Multicultural, and Exceptional Studies is to provide academic and professional training that leads to licensure in Special Education, Social Science Education, and alternate route Teacher Education.
The Department of Educational, Multicultural, and Exceptional Studies develops candidates who are committed to becoming responsive educational leaders, researchers, and advocates, who embody the content knowledge expertise, pedagogical skills, and professional dispositions to educate diverse populations of students. The Department also provides rigorous academic study of race, ethnicity, multicultural education, racialization, and cultural responsiveness–especially in American social and educational institutions.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Education For All
Our educational, multicultural, and exceptional studies degree is a specialized academic program that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to work in diverse educational settings, particularly those serving students with exceptionalities. Program completion depends on routes set by the Department and covers a range of topics related to education, multiculturalism, and exceptionalities. The curriculum for an educational, multicultural, and exceptional studies degree includes courses in educational psychology, learning and behavior management, exceptionalities, and cultural diversity. Students also take courses in research methods, ethics, and instructional design to gain a better understanding of the broader educational context in which teaching and learning occurs.
LEARN BY DOING
In addition to classroom instruction, educational, multicultural, and exceptional studies degree programs often provide opportunities for hands-on learning through internships, practicums, and field experiences. These experiences can help students develop practical skills and gain real-world experience working with students in various educational settings, such as elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as in special education and inclusive classrooms.
“Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”
APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Graduates of educational, multicultural, and exceptional studies degree programs are well-prepared for a variety of career paths in education and related fields. They have the skills and knowledge needed to work with diverse populations, particularly those with exceptionalities, and to design and deliver effective educational programs that meet the needs of all learners.
Educational, multicultural, and exceptional studies majors have a plethora of career options:
|Elementary School Teacher||Middle School Teacher||Secondary School Teacher||Translator|
|Teaching Assistant||Cultural Events Coordinator||Literacy Teacher||Immigration Officer|
The Department of Educational, Multicultural, and Exceptional Studies offers additional programs for program enrichment.
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READY TO JOIN?
For more information, please contact us at (601) 979- 2370. We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.