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Master of Special Education -- Special Education (M.SpEd.)

The Master of Special Education is an application degree designed for practicing teachers seeking licensure in either specific learning disabilities or emotional behavioral disorders. Components of the degree emphasize theory to practice in practicum settings, development and modification of curriculum for students with special needs, and an understanding of relevant literature and research within the field.

Standard 1: Foundations

ED 5600 Study of the Learner with Special Needs (3 credits)

Subtotal 3 Credits

Standard 2: Development and Characteristics of Learners

ED 5620 Teaching the Learner with Specific Learning Disabilities I (3 credits) (in Stardard 3, students must take ED 6620)
or ED 5630 Teaching the Learner with Emotional Behavioral Disorders I (3 credits) (in Standard 3, students must take ED 6630)

Subtotal 3 Credits

Standard 3: Instructional Strategies

ED 6620 Teaching the Learner with Specific Learning Disabilities II (3 credits)
or ED 6630 Teaching the Learner with Emotional Behavioral Disorders II (3 credits)

Subtotal 3 Credits

Standard 4: Individual Learning Differences

ED 6237 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties (2 credits)

Subtotal 2 Credits

Standard 5: Learning Environments and Social Interactions

ED 5715 Curriculum Techniques with Special Populations (3 credits)

Subtotal 3 Credits

Standard 6: Language

ED 6608 Language Development and Disabilities (3 credits)

Subtotal 3 Credits

Standard 7: Instructional Planning

ED 5608 Mathematics for Learners with Special Needs (2 credits)

Subtotal 2 Credits

 Standard 8: Assessment

ED 6609 Diagnosis and Assessment of Learners with Special Needs (3 credits)

Subtotal 3 Credits

 Standard 9: Professional and Ethical Practice

ED 5640 Due Process in Special Education (3 credits)

Subtotal 3 Credits

Standard 10: Collaboration

ED 5650 Collaborative Techniques for Special Educators (3 credits)

Subtotal 3 Credits

Professional Application

ED 6610 Current Issues in Special Education (3 credits)
ED 6680 Single Subject Research in Special Education (3 credits)
ED 6690 Summative Applications in Special Education (3 credits)

Subtotal 9 Credits

 Total Semester Credits Required for Degree 37 Credits


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