M.Ed. Special Education

Special Education Master's Degree
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The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Special Education is designed for the college graduate who holds instructional certification in special education and who is interested in pursuing advanced studies in special education.  

The mission of this special education master’s program is to enhance the skills of highly qualified special educators who are not only skilled practitioners, but also leaders in establishing effective teaching and learning environments for individuals with disabilities in their schools and communities.

Curriculum
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDITS
Core Course Work (15 credits)    
SPED 404  Diversity, Families, and School Collaborations in K-12 3
SPED 429  Professional Seminar 3
SPED 432 Positive Behavior Support 3
SPED 452  Assessment in Special Education 3
SPED 465   Advanced Inclusionary Practices in K-12  3
Area of Study (3 credits, must choose one of the following; courses not chosen here may be taken as Electives, below)    
SPED 411 Early Childhood Education 3
SPED 418   Alternative Curricular Approaches 3
SPED 419   Academic Interventions: PreK-8 3
SPED 421  Academic Interventions: Secondary Level 3
Electives (12 credits; the one course chosen above under Area of Study may not also be counted toward fulfilling Electives credits)      
EDL 432  Special Education Law   3
EDL 479  School Law and Ethics 3
SCHP 412  Consultation Procedures 3
SCHP 426  Advanced School and Family Interventions 3
SPED 330   Special Topics in Special Education 1-3
SPED 338  Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children  3
SPED 402  Applied Behavior Analysis  3
SPED 411 Early Childhood Education 3
SPED 418 Alternative Curricular Approaches 3
SPED 419   Academic Interventions: PreK-8 3
SPED 421  Academic Interventions: Secondary Level  3
SPED 423  Transition to Post-school Life 3
SPED 430  Advanced Seminar in Special Education 3
SPED 440   Early Academic Intervention 3
  Other electives as approved by adviser  

Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog.

Application Requirements & Deadlines