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College of Education & Health Professions

Admissions

M.Ed. in Special Education

  • All applicants must meet the general requirements for entrance to graduate study. Other programs will require additional prerequisites and application materials.
  • Submit two letters of reference from practicing educators, such as from supervisors or other professional school personnel.
  • Provide a statement of purpose, discussing your reason for pursuing your chosen degree and your expectations of the program.

Degree Plan

Core:

6 semester hours

  • FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
  • FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development

Major Concentration

15 semester hours:

  • SPED 6321 Intro to Special Education
  • SPED 6325 Applied Behavior Analysis **
  • SPED 6326 Programming & Collaboration
  • SPED 6327 Appraisal, Instructional Coaching and Collaboration for Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 6332 Principals of Behavior for the Educator

 

Additional Requirements:

6 hours

  • SPED 6331 Behavioral Adjustment of Exceptional Children and Youth **
  • SPED 6334 Diagnostic Teaching, Assistive Technology and Instructional Strategies

Total: 30 semester hours

Other Requirements:

Master Comprehensive Exam to be taken within six hours of completing the program.

Course Rotations

Fall

  • SPED 6305: Educational Diagnostician Practicum **
  • SPED 6325 Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • SPED 6327 Appraisal, Instructional Coaching and Collaboration for Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 6331 Behavioral Assessment and Adjustment of Exceptional Children and Youth  
  • SPED 6332 Principals of Behavior for the Educator
  • SPED 6337 Teaching Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SPED 6341 Applications of Single Case Research Design in School and Clinic***
  • SPED 6345: Intellectual Assessment
  • CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
  • CUIN 6332 Education in a Diverse Society
  • CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
  • FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development
  • FEDU 6321 Foundations of Education Research

Spring

  • SPED 6305: Educational Diagnostician Practicum **
  • SPED 6321 Introduction to Special Education
  • SPED 6326 Programming and Collaboration
  • SPED 6331 Behavioral Adjustment of Exceptional Children and Youth ** 
  • SPED 6338 Behavior Intervention Procedures for Educators ***
  • SPED 6339 Communication Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SPED 6341 Applications of Single Case Research Design in School and Clinic***
  • SPED 6344: Educational Assessment of Students with Disabilities **
  • SPED 6346 Supervision and the Behavior Change Program *
  • CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
  • CUIN 6332 Education in a Diverse Society
  • FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development
  • CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
  • FEDU 6321 Foundations of Education Research

Summer

  • SPED 6321 Introduction to Special Education
  • SPED 6333 Experimental Analysis of Behavior for the Educator*
  • SPED 6334 Diagnostic Teaching, Assistive Technology and Instructional Strategies
  • SPED 6335 Ethical and Professional Conduct for the Applied Behavior Analyst 
  • SPED 6336 Behavior Applications: Focus on Autism and Developmental Disabilities 
  • SPED 6340 Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Behavior Analysis
  • CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
  • CUIN 6332 Education in a Diverse Society
  • FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development

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