Do you have an interest in working with children with special needs? Would you like to better understand these students?

Master of Science in Special Education (second certification Only)

Degree-seeking students must complete a curriculum that includes studies of major issues in the field and develops broad teacher competencies in a variety of areas. The following course sequence is suggested, but your individual academic preparation and professional experiences may permit variations.

(Special Education PK-8 certification only-Second certification building on a previous certification not in special education)

36 semester hours

The assumption is that candidates seeking this degree already have core education courses including math and reading methods. Candidates not meeting this requirement may be required to take additional course work.

I. Professional Education and Core Courses

**EDUC 501 Research Theory
3
EDUC 554 Learning Theories
3
**S ED 545A I Applied Research
1
S ED 545B Applied Research
1
S ED 545C Applied Research
1

II. Concentration

S ED 500 Special Education Law and Service Delivery
3
S ED 511 Curriculum Adaptations for the Special Needs Learner
3

 

R ED 530 Reading Disabilities and Diagnosis
3
S ED 522 Career Education for Students with Disabilities
3
OR
S ED 523 Programming for the At-Risk Infant/Preschool Child
3
R ED 533 Remedial Techniques
3
S ED 539 Behavior Management Approaches
3
EDUC 520 Universal Design for Learning
3
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials, and Assessment for ESL
3
S ED 519 Practicum 3


** EDUC 501 and S ED 545A should be taken concurrently.