Education Studies

Master of education

Special Education (K-12)

Program Requirements

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.

Parallel Curriculum

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

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 Available Online School in a Multicultural Society (3 credits)

MSE 7401 Available Online Curriculum in Elementary Special Education (3 credits)

*MEE 7601 Available Online Education of Diverse and Exceptional Children in the Elementary School Setting (3 credits)

*MEE 7603 Strategies for Effective Teaching (3 credits)

*MEE 7631 Available Online Child Growth and Development (3 credits)


*MAS 7651 Available Online Adolescent Growth and Development (3 credits)

MRD 7801 Available Online Language Development (3 credits)

MRD 7901 Available Online Diagnosis/Assessment of Reading Difficulties for Non-Reading/Literacy Majors (3 credits)

MSE 7402 Available Online Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)

MSE 7403 Available Online Diagnosis/Assessment/IEP Development (3 credits)

MSE 8101 Available Online Severe Disabilities (3 credits)

MSE 8102 Available Online Legislation and Implementation of Policy and Procedure (3 credits)

MSE 8103 Available Online 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.