Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Mayra Bloom


High school graduation rates depend in part on successful transitions from middle school to high school. For Special Education students in particular, programs are needed to address their academic, social, and personals needs in preparation for this important developmental shift. Service Learning and the Demystification of Special Education process are two approaches that have proven helpful. The purpose of this paper is to identify the intersecting and intertwining ways that these two approaches can be combined for student success. After reviewing the history and research related to service learning and programs designed to demystify the concept of Special Education, the paper proposes an integrated curriculum applicable to middle schools students across the country.


Leadership in the arts (Program of study)

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