Master of Science in Education w/Special Education Concentration

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GRADUATE PROGRAM CHECK SHEET

 

Program Requirements:
  • 36 graded credit hours are required for the Master of Science in Education – Special Education Concentration.
  • A minimum grade of “C-” and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 (or better) is required in all courses counting toward the degree.
  • Upon approval of the program coordinator a maximum of 15 credits may be transferred from another institution into the Master of Science program and counted toward either a focus area or electives.
  • Admission into the MS in Education program and the Special Education Endorsement program is required for this concentration.

 

TEACHER RESEARCH CORE REQUIRED COURSES: 15 credits
Course # Title Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
ED 520 Research Methods in Education 4 6 credits from concentration
ED 521 Literature Review I 3 ED 520
ED 522 Literature Review II 3 ED 520, 521
ED 523 MS Research Project 5 ED 520, 521 & 522

 
 

SPECIAL EDUCATION CONCENTRATION COURSES:

Complete the following 15 credits required for the Special Education Concentration

Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) [Course Information]
SPED 520 Theories & Characteristics of Exceptionality 3 Admitted to Special Ed Endorsement
SPED 522 Legal & Procedural Aspects of Special Education 3 Admitted to Special Ed Endorsement
SPED 526 Assessment of Academic & Communication Skills 3 Admitted to Special Ed Endorsement
SPED 528 Assessment of Functional, Life & Transition Skills 3 SPED 526 + admitted to SPED
SPED 530 Assessment: Applications 1 Admitted to Special Ed Endorsement
SPED 534 Planning for the Exceptional Learner 2 Admitted to Special Ed Endorsement

 

ELECTIVE COURSES: 6 credits
SPED 540 Academic Methods 3 Admitted to Special Ed Endorsement
SPED 544 Functional Life & Transition Skills Methods 3 Admitted to Special Ed Endorsement

 
 

Total credits required for major: 36

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Last update November 2019