Master of education
Special Education (K-12)
Candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Master of Education in Education Studies with a concentration in Special Education, Grades K-12. Candidates must register for and complete MED 6102 E-folio as the initial course in the program. This course is a pre-requisite for all other education courses.
The purpose and curriculum of the Master of Education in Education Studies, Special Education (K-12) are the same as for the Master of Education in Special Education (K-12) with the exception of those elements associated with clinical coursework (practicum, methods, student teaching).
Program competencies for this degree are identical to those currently in effect for the Master of Education in Special Education (K-12), with the exception of those competencies linked directly to clinical courses. Program competencies and attributes are derived from the College of Education Conceptual Framework, the InTASC standards (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium), and standards set by the CEC (Council for Exceptional Children). These standards can be reviewed at the following links:
Course Prerequisites/Additional Course Requirements
Course prerequisites are listed in the Course Descriptions.
Required Courses (36 credits)
MED 6102 E-Folio (0 credits)
MAS 7602 School in a Multicultural Society (3 credits)
MSE 7401 Curriculum in Elementary Special Education (3 credits)
*MEE 7601 Education of Diverse and Exceptional Children in the Elementary School Setting (3 credits)
*MEE 7603 Strategies for Effective Teaching (3 credits)
*MEE 7631 Child Growth and Development (3 credits)
*MAS 7651 Adolescent Growth and Development (3 credits)
MRD 7801 Language Development (3 credits)
MRD 7901 Diagnosis/Assessment of Reading Difficulties for Non-Reading/Literacy Majors (3 credits)
MSE 7402 Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
MSE 7403 Diagnosis/Assessment/IEP Development (3 credits)
MSE 8101 Severe Disabilities (3 credits)
MSE 8102 Legislation and Implementation of Policy and Procedure (3 credits)
MSE 8103 Supervision and Evaluation of Special Education Programs (3 credits)
*These may be satisfied with the corresponding undergraduate courses.
Elective Courses: 18 credits as approved by the Program Chair or Graduate Advisor
Total Credit Required: 54
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.