Master's (M.Ed.) Special Education

Master's Special Education
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The Master's 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 416 Autism Spectrum Disorders and Evidence-Based Practices 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)      
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 409 K-12 Classroom Environment and Management 3
SPED 410 Behavior Analysts: Ethics and Professional Conduct 3
SPED 411 Early Childhood Education 3
SPED 416 Autism Spectrum Disorders and Evidence-Based Practices 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
EDUC 461 Single-Subject Research Design 3
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
Other electives as approved by adviser    

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has verified the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify (http://bacb.com/bcba-requirements/).

SPED 402 Applied Behavior Analysis 3
SPED 409 K-12 Classroom Environment and Management 3
SPED 410 Behavior Analysts: Ethics and Professional Conduct 3
SPED 416 Autism Spectrum Disorders and Evidence-Based Practices 3
SPED 432 Positive Behavior Support 3
EDUC 461 Single-Subject Research Design 3
     

Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog.

Application Requirements & Deadlines