Urban Multicultural Special Education

Ying Hui-Michael
Associate Professor
Horace Mann 055
(401) 456-8024

Program description

The M.Ed. in Urban Multicultural Special Education program is an interdisciplinary program designed for K-12 Special Education teachers who work with English Language Learners with special needs. The program assists you in obtaining the ESL Certificate in addition to the Rhode Island teaching certificate(s) you currently hold.

Program goals

  • Develop knowledge of the unique learning needs of students with cultural and linguistic difference.
  • Develop knowledge of instruction, assessment, and curriculum that support students with disabilities and linguistic challenge.
  • Integrate knowledge into effective teaching practice.

Program Courses

M.Ed. Special Education -Urban Multicultural

Course No. Course Title Credits

Foundations Component

One course in research methods, chosen with advisor's consent3
SPED 534Involvement of Parents and Families Who Have Children with Disabilities3

Professional Education Component

SPED 551Urban Multicultural Special Education3
SPED 552Dual Language Development and Intervention3
SPED 553Content-Based ESL Instruction for Exceptional Students3
SPED 554Curriculum Design for Exceptional Bilingual Students3
SPED 555Literacy for English Language Learners with Disabilities3
SPED 557Assessing English Language Learners with Disabilities3
SPED 651Language Development Practicum Exceptional Bilingual Students1
SPED 652Literacy Practicum—Exceptional Bilingual Students1
SPED 653Assessment Practicum—Exceptional Bilingual Students1
Candidates seeking ESL certification in the State of Rhode Island must complete these courses and the ESOL Praxis Exam (0361; 5361)0
SPED 654Internship in Urban Multicultural Special Education3
Comprehensive Assessment0

Total Credit Hours


Off-campus Cohort

18-Month Intensive Program with an opportunity to complete Masters Degree in Urban/Multicultural Special Education. See Outside Linkhere for more information.

Page last updated: October 21, 2014