Special Education (M.Ed.)

Program Requirements

Prerequisite
Select one of the following if not taken at the undergraduate level:3
Literacy Foundations 1
Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School
Specialization Courses
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities3
SPED 567Instructional Planning for Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings 23
or SPED 568 Teaching Methods for Inclusive Education
SPED 579Special Education for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 584Assessment in Special Education and Classroom Practice3
SPED 585Technology for Inclusive Classrooms3
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 33
or ECSE 508 Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities
SPED 587Advanced Instructional Techniques for Students with Learning Problems3
SPED 588Positive Behavior Supports for Diverse Learners3
SPED 597Practicum and Seminar in Teaching Students with Disabilities3
Elective
Select one of the following:3
Art and Special Education
Graduate Visual Arts Workshop
Learning and Development in Children With and Without Disabilities
Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age 8
Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities
Language and Early Literacy Development
Critical Basics of Media and Technology Production
Evaluation and Selection of Educational Media
Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School
Literature for Adolescents
Literacies, Digital Technology and Learning
Evaluation and Planning for Students with Learning Problems I
Educating Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities
Teaching Organization and Study Skills for the Inclusive Classroom
Medical and Physical Bases of Disabilities
Consultation Methods in Psychoeducational Settings
Culminating Experience
SPED 690Action Research in Inclusive Settings3
Total Credits36
1

READ 500 is for those with K-5 or K-8 certification; READ 501 is for those with subject area certification. 

2

SPED 567 is for those with K-5 or K-8 certification; SPED 568 is for those with subject area certification. 

3

ECSE 508 is for those with K-5 or K-8 certification; SPED 586 is for those with subject area certification.