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The 37 credit hours in the Masters of Special Education degree are adapted from the Council for Exceptional Children Professional Standards for special educators and a research-based professional application standard. The 10 standards containing 28 of the 37 credit hours required for the Masters of Special Education include classes developed for the special education license programs. The remaining 9 credit hours are research-based professional application classes.

Standard 1: Foundations (3 credits) ED 5600 Study of the Learner with Special needs (3 credits)

Standard 2: Development and Characteristics of Learners (3 credits) ED 5620 Teaching the Learner with Specific Learning Disabilities I (3 credits) (in standard 3, students must take ED 6620) or
ED 5630 Teaching the Learner with Emotional Behavior Disorders I (3 credits) (in Standard 3 students must take ED 6630

Standard 3: Instructional Strategies (3 credits) 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)

Standard 4: Individual Learning Differences (2 credits) ED 6237 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties (2 credits)

Standard 5: Learning Environments and Social Interactions (3 credits) ED 5715 Curriculum Techniques with Special Populations (3 credits

Standard 6: Language (3 credits)
ED 6608 Language Development and Disabilities (3 credits)

Standard 7: Instructional Planning (2 credits) ED 5608 Mathematics for Learners with Special Needs (2 credits)

Standard 8: Assessment (3 credits) ED 6609 Diagnosis and Assessment of Learners with Special Needs (3 credits)

Standard 9: Professional and Ethical Practice (3 credits) ED 5640 Due Process in Special Education

Standard 10: Collaboration (3 credits) ED 5650 Collaborative Techniques for Special Educators (3 credits)

Professional Application

ED 6610 Current Issues in Special Education (3 credits)

ED 6680 Single Subjects Research in Special Education (3 credits)

ED 6690 Summative Application in Special Education (3 credits)