My decision to apply for a master’s degree in special education was driven by the passion for teaching special children as well as my desire to always assist people that are disadvantaged. It is safe to say that my desire for teaching, particularly special children comes from growing up with my youngest brother who was born with brain injury. All he knows and understands, we taught him to the best of our ability. It would have been great if he had the opportunity to study in a specialized school with the right tools and knowledge he deserves to help him grow and thrive academically as well as socially. We taught him by ourselves because we were not fortunate to have specialized schools and facilities for the gifted in my country.
I understand the pain, shame, anger, frustration, and helplessness a special child feels when they know they have to live with a learning disability.One of my earliest memories as a child was my brother being always frustrated and angry that we couldn’t really understand him when he tries to communicate with us.It will be an honor to help special children discover their gifts as well as help them reach their full potential by learning life skills, knowing how to communicate with people effectively. Nothing will make my life more meaningful and rewarding than teaching.
In as much as I am aware of the special child academic abilities and disabilities, I am particularly interested in making sure they have the adequate tools and services required for them to succeed academically. Nelson Mandela describes education as the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.I strongly believe that every special child should be given the opportunity to participate in the same projects and events as other children regardless of their physical, mental or academic capabilities.
I also believe that education is the most important tool a person can acquire to soar in life.Often times, people focus on the deficiencies of special children but I feel they should focus more on their gifts.I have chosen Fort Hays State University’s Masters in Special Education for several reasons. The first reason I chose Fort Hays State University is because special education masters program focuses on action research. Also the program is accredited by both Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). I am particularly attracted by the department well tailored; comprehensive curriculum.
The program stands out because technology is infused throughout the program which is a major plus.I am confident that a master’s degree from Fort Hays State University will provide me the knowledge and skills I need to excel in my chosen career.I would like to focus my research on early intervention as I think it’s one of the first steps to lessen the effect of mental and physical disability.
This is a testament showing my great desire to acquire the program your university is offering. With the tradition of intensive coursework and diligent faculty mentorship, I know that being a part of your university will be an honor.With all humility and gratitude, I intend to make use of master’s degree in special education the backbone of my career.