Special Education, M.S.Ed. (Grades 1-6 or 7-12)

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Grades 1–6

For certified teachers, this 40 credit-hour program leads to an additional initial/professional certification in teaching students with disabilities, grades 1-6. Candidates must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and existing teaching certificate in either childhood.

Required Foundations Courses (1-6)
EDU 561Lang/Lit Dev Div Yng Lrns3
EDU 701Dev Disabilities: An Overview3
EDU 747Consultation and Collaboration3
EDU 595Introduction to Educational Research3
Required Advanced Courses
EDU 572Reading Difficulties: Identification and3
EDU 700Educational and Assistive Technology3
EDU 565Assessment of Students with3
EDU 745Behavioral Analysis/Ex Ed3
EDU 768Methods of Teaching Children With3
Required Field Courses
EDU 794Seminar in Special Education3
DDP 795Agency Practicum3
Supplemental Electives
Select two of the following:6
Using Literacy Technology
Lang/Lit Dev Div Yng Lrns
Literacy: Intermediate Grades
Individuals with Moderate/Severe
Current Issues in Special Education
Required Culminating Experience
EDU 799Comprehensive Portfolio Advisement1
Total Credits40

Grades 7-12

This 40 credit-hour program leads to initial certification in teaching students with disabilities, grades 7-12. Candidates for the special education, 7-12, generalist program must have a content concentration in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences and six credits in each of English language arts, math, science and social studies. The degree can also be applied to satisfy requirements for professional certification for candidates certified in a grades 7-12 content area.

Required Courses
EDU 575Literacy: Upper Grades3
EDU 595Introduction to Educational Research3
EDU 701Dev Disabilities: An Overview3
EDU 721Fam Life Ind Liv Ind W/Disab3
EDU 747Consultation and Collaboration3
Required Advanced Courses
EDU 565Assessment of Students with3
EDU 572Reading Difficulties: Identification and3
EDU 700Educational and Assistive Technology3
EDU 722Secondary Transition in Sp Ed3
EDU 745Behavioral Analysis/Ex Ed3
EDU 770Methods of Teaching Adolescents With3
Required Field Courses
EDU 794Seminar in Special Education3
DDP 795Agency Practicum3
Required Culminating Experience
EDU 799Comprehensive Portfolio Advisement1
Total Credits40

Students may also obtain an annotation in severe and multiple disabilities by completing the following four courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

Required Courses for Annotation
EDU 746Individuals with Moderate/Severe3
EDU 751Instr Ind W/Dev & Sig Disab3
EDU 778Nature Autism: Theory & Practice3
EDU 794Seminar in Special Education3
Total Credits12