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Curriculum and Course Sequence

Master of Education – Special Education

Total Credit Hours: 39-42 credits

Professional Education Core (9 credits)
EDUC 603 Principles and Practices of Research
EDUC 606 Developmental Theory and Experiential Growth
CUIN 654 Cultural and Technological Awareness in the Context of Global Education

Special Education Core (18 credits)
SPED 562 Introduction to the Education of Exceptional Children
SPED 601 Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation of Exceptional Children
SPED 602 Instructional Content and Practices for Exceptional Children
SPED 603 Planning and Managing the Teaching and Learning Environment
SPED 604 Managing Student Behavior and Social Interaction Skills

Elective (3 credits) choose from:
SPED 607 Teaching Students within the Autism Spectrum
SPED 664 Diversity in the Classroom
EDUC 647 Advanced Educational Psychology
SPED 581 The Gifted Learner
SPED 691 Seminar in Special Education 

Practicum (3 credits) 
SPED 696 Practicum in Special Education (3cr.)

Capstone (3 credits)
EDUC 700 Master’s Research Paper or Project


Course Sequence/Schedule 

To be posted soon.