Welcome to the Masters Degree Comprehensive Examination Wiki

View the introduction video from Dr. Marino

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Greetings Scholars,

Congratulations on making it this far in the program! You are almost done. We are very proud of your hard work and dedication to students with disabilities. Today I want to take a few minutes to walk you through the wiki page. I’m going to share my screen with you. If you see my face in the middle of the screen, click the button with four arrows in the top right corner of your screen. That will take you to full screen mode and my face should disappear. Now onto the wiki!

The first step for you is to download the PowerPoint. To do this, click the tab that says “all pages”. Next click on the button that says PowerPoints. Then click on the button that says download on the first PowerPoint at the top of the screen. Note this page of the wiki includes additional PowerPoint presentations you can download to help you study for the exam. If you click on the “articles” tab you should see articles that are available to help you prepare. In addition, there are helpful YouTube video links and a table of resources. Take a few minutes to explore the wiki after we look at the PowerPoint together.

When you open the PowerPoint, it will look like this. You will see that the beginning of the presentation includes administrative information including the purpose of the exam, how the exam is administered, etc. Your test moderator will choose six questions from the bank of questions at the end of this PowerPoint. You then choose 3 to respond to. You will have approximately 1 hour for each question. Be sure to carefully proofread your responses to ensure you have answered each aspect of the question prompt.

The presentation includes information about criteria for passing the exam. You can also see criteria for a conditional pass. The final sections of the PowerPoint include the question banks, which are organized by topic area. You will note there are 7 questions related to learner development and individual differences, 6 related to learning environments, 5 for content knowledge, 5 related to assessment, 10 related to instructional strategies, 8 related to professional learning and ethical practice, and finally 6 related to collaboration.

Remember you will be sent six questions from this bank. You only respond to three. Congratulations again on reaching this major milestone. You are so close to finishing. Let us know if there is anything we can do to further support you.