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Special Education, M. Ed.

The Master of Education with specialization in special education is designed to allow students to pursue graduate level study in the various areas of special education.

Students must have an institutional endorsement in special education. Students without an institutional endorsement will be required to complete the endorsement prior to the final exam for their master’s degree. Anyone wanting to complete a master’s degree without a special education teaching certificate must have special education faculty permission.

Students will complete at least 45 credits of approved graduate level coursework. The course of study will be developed in consultation with their major advisor from special education and filed with the office of Graduate Studies, Research and Continuing Education. Admission Requirements:

Prefix / Course Number Course Title Credits
Required Courses  
Required Foundations and Research Courses under Professional Core 10
EDSE 501 Orientation, Foundations, and Issues 2
EDSE 503 High Prevalence Categories of Exceptionality 3
EDSE 512 Educational Rights of Individuals with Disabilities 3
EDSE 521 Functional Assessment 3
EDSE 522 Collaboration/Consultation 3
EDSE 523 Curriculum for Students with Special Needs 3
EDSE 585 Administration and Supervision of Programs for Individuals with Disabilities 3
EDSE 684 Internship in Professional Affiliated Disciplines 2-4
EDSE 700 Master´s Thesis, Project Study, and/or Examination 6
Total Required Credits
Areas of Concentration (by advisement)  
EDSE 583 Internship in Professional Affiliated Disciplines 2
EDSE 597 Master´s Thesis, Project Study, and/or Examination 4
Total Area of Concentration Credits 6
Total Credits Program 45

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