M.Ed. in Special Education (Plus Certifications)

M.Ed. in Special Education (Plus Certifications)

M. Ed in Special Education

Our mission is to prepare educators to facilitate an empowered and unified P-12 learning community to be successful in the world of people through respect, collaboration, mutuality and the realization of each individual gift.

Admissions

Requirements

In addition to general graduate studies admission requirements, applicants to the M.Ed. program in special education must submit three current professional letters of recommendation, including contact information for each reference. In some cases an interview will be required.

Degree Candidacy

Degree candidacy for the master’s program is based on successful completion of the department’s placement exam with a score of at least 85 percent or passing SPED 600, Orientation to Special Education, with a “B” or better. (Note: The three credits from SPED 600 do not count as credits required in the master’s program.Degree candidacy requirements must be completed before taking required special education courses in the master’s program.)

M.Ed. Curriculum:

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I. Placement Exam
     Pass placement exam OR Take SPED 600 (3) (and pass with a B or higher)

II. Professional Core 
     EDFN 601: Methods of Research (3)
     EDFN 545: Advanced Educational Psychology (3)

     Choose One:
       
EDFN 511: Comparative Education (3)
        EDFN 590: Social Foundations of Education (3)
        EDFN 603: Philosphy of Education (3)
        EDFN 604: Eduation and Public Policy (3)

      Choose One:
       
 PSYC 525: Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)
        PSYC 526: Advanced Adolescent Psychology (3)
        PSYC 625: Human Growth and Development (3)

III. Concentrations
Select either Limited Supports Concentration OR Extensive Supports Concentration

    Limited Supports
       SPED 580: Diagnostic & Assessment Strategies
       SPED 642: Effective Teaching: Mild/Moderate
       SPED 671: Behavior Management
       EDTE 592: Teaching Technology in the Elementary School
       EDFN 520: Instructional Technology in Elementary School

    Extensive Supports
        SPED 580: Diagnostic & Assessment Strategies
        SPED 644: Effective Teaching: Multiple Disabilities 
        SPED 671: Behavior Management
        EDTE 592: Teaching Technology in the Elementary School
        EDFN 520: Instructional Technology in Elementary School

IV. Knowledge Core
Take six (6) of one of the following combinations

      EDTE  591 & 592: Education and Technology
      EDUC 561 & 562: English Language Learners (ELL)
      RDED 622 & 623: Reading and Literacy 
      SOWK 602 & 611:Educational Aspects of Social Work
      SPED 578 & 652: Positive Behavior Supports and the Law 
      SPED 601 & 665: Inclusive Education & Transition

V. Research and Field Options
Choose one of the following options:
  Focus 1
         SPED 689: Advanced Research Seminar (3)
         SPED 699: Thesis (3)

   Focus 2
       SPED 689: Advanced Research Seminar (3)
       SPED 699: Action Research Project (3)

M.Ed. Plus PreK - 8 Certification:

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M.Ed. Plus 7-12 Certification:

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For any questions or more information, please contact the program coordinator.

Instructional I - Special Education PreK - 8 Certification Only

A comprehensive (PreK-8) post-baccalaureate certification program with requirements of 27 credits or less is offered, depending on the student’s undergraduate preparation. Candidates must hold a valid teaching certification in a PreK-8 area. A clinical practicum experience is required for all candidates for this certification.

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Instructional I - Special Education Grades 7-12 Certification Only

A comprehensive (7-12) post-baccalaureate certification program with requirements of 27 credits or less is offered, depending on the student’s undergraduate preparation. Candidates must hold a valid teaching certification in a 7-12 area. A clinical practicum experience is required for all candidates for this certification.

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Supervisory Certification Only

A post-master’s certification program for supervision of special education programs is offered. This program consists of four courses (12 s.h.) plus a 3 s.h. practicum experience in special education supervision.

Curriculum

 Must apply take SPED 799 one semester ahead of time     
     EDSU 700 Functions of Supervision (3)
     EDSU 701 Administrative Aspects of Supervision (3)
     EDSU 703 Curriculum and Supervision (3)
     SPED 681 Administration and Supervision of Special Education Programs (3)
     SPED 799 Applied Supervision: Special Education (3)