Education Studies, Concentration in Special Education (K-12)

Master of Education

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 similar to the Master of Education in Special Education (K-12) with the exception of those elements associated with clinical coursework (practicum, and student teaching). This degree does not contribute to eligibility for an initial teaching license or certificate.

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:

Conceptual Framework

InTASC Standards

CEC Standards

Course Prerequisites/Additional Course Requirements

Course prerequisites are listed in the Course Descriptions section of the catalog and on the Wilmington University website.

Required Courses (42 credits)

MED 6102 E-Folio

MSE 7604 Technology for Instruction

MED 6000 Elementary Mathematics for Teachers

MRD 7802 Process and Acquisition of Literacy

MRD 7901 Diagnosis/Assessment of Reading Difficulties for Non-Reading/Literacy Majors

MSE 7402 Advanced Behavioral Techniques

MSE 7403 Diagnosis/Assessment/IEP Development for Exceptionalities

MSE 8102 Legislation and Implementation of Policy and Procedure

MSE 7405 Curriculum in Special Education

MSE 7501 Introduction to Autism & Severe Disabilities

MSE 8805 Performance Assessment

12 credits from approved coursework.

Elementary Concentration

MEE 7603 Instructional Strategies in Elementary Education

MEE 7631 Child Growth and Development

MEE 7633 Integrated Methods to Teaching Elementary Language Arts/Reading

MEE 7637 Integrated Methods for Teaching Elementary Mathematics


Secondary Concentration

MAS 7603 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Education

MAS 7651 Adolescent Growth and Development

MAS 7801 Practicum/Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching in the Middle and High School

MSE 7407 Collaboration/Teaming with Families & Communities

Special Education Electives

MSE 7404 Assistive Technology (MH, SED, LD)

MSE 7406 Transition Planning & Implementation for Students with Disabilities

MSE 7407 Collaboration/Teaming with Families & Communities

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2019 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.