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Master's of Education in Special Education (Offered Completely Online)

The School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development at the University of Houston - Victoria offers a Master's of Education in Special Education online for students from special and general education backgrounds and for those working in organizations serving the needs of people with disabilities in the community. Students are exposed to a wide variety of topics within the field of Special Education and are prepared to engage in activities related to informal assessment, functional behavior assessment, behavior intervention, programming and transition. Additionally, students receive extensive exposure to special education law and are challenged to know the requirements of all laws that relate to the needs of those with disabilities both within the schools and in the public domain. Many students who graduate with Master's in Special Education are employed in the public schools. However, there are also career opportunities for those interested in other work environments. These include positions with the departments of education, regional education service centers, and state and local agencies serving the needs of individuals with disabilities.

The Master’s of Education in Special Education classes are delivered completely online.* This program is ideal for students who work full time, have family obligations and/or live in an area where access to higher education is not available. Online courses are designed so students can access and participate in their classes virtually any time of the day.

*Students are required to take comprehensive exams the semester before they intend to graduate or the semester they intend to graduate. Students will have to make arrangements to come to a testing site in Victoria or Sugar Land to complete this requirement.

Master Comprehensive Exam Information

SPE Degree Requirements

Course Rotation Course Info Notes
C&I 6321 Principles of Curriculum Dev
C&I 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
Fall, Spring, Summer    
C&I 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society Fall    
FED 6321 Foundations of Ed. Research Fall, Spring, Summer    
FED 6331 Human Growth and Development Fall, Spring, Summer    
Major Concentration
SPE 6321 Intro to Special Education Summer    
SPE 6325 Applied Behavior Analysis Spring    
SPE 6326 Programming and Collaboration Spring    
SPE 6327 Appraisal and Collaboration Fall    
SPE 6343 Transitions for Students with Disabilities Summer    
Additional Requirements
FED 6333 Principles of Human Learning Fall    
SPE 6331 Behavioral Adjustment of
Exceptional Children and Youth
SPE 6334 Diagnostic Teaching and
Instructional Strategies




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