1710 - Special Education

General

Program Title
Special Education
Degree Designation
MS
Program Level
Graduate
Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
The Department of Special Education offers an undergraduate, comprehensive major which leads to licensure to teach students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, or developmental disabilities. Students will complete a common sequence of coursework which will culminates in a student teaching experience and specialized coursework during their senior year. After obtaining one license at the undergraduate level, students will have completed a majority of the coursework for the additional licenses, which may be obtained at the graduate level. - At the graduate level, students may obtain licensure in a program that leads to a Master of Science degree or students may be admitted to a program of study that leads to licensure only. The graduate student's program of study may be designed to emphasize education of K-12 students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, or physical/health disabilities (pending program approval).
Department(s)
Special Education
College/School
College of Education and Learning Design
Status
Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • The GRE is required with a score in the 25th percentile or higher. See program website for exceptions.

Notes

2.75

Graduate Plan A

Core: 30

Electives: 9 credit minimum: SPED 503, SPED 505, SPED 511, SPED 513, SPED 516, SPED 518, SPED 519, SPED 520, SPED 521, SPED 531, SPED 545, SPED 552, SPED 656, SPED 657, SPED 659, SPED 660, SPED 661, SPED 669, SPED 670, SPED 671, SPED 679, SPED 680, SPED 681, SPED 623, SPED 628, SPED 629, Professional Education Courses, 3 credit minimum selected with advisor.

Research: 3 credits: SPED 690, SPED Non-licensure elective.

Graduate Plan B

Credits: 15 credit minimum: CEEP 678, SPED 601, SPED 602, SPED 699.

Comments: 33

Electives: 18 credit minimum: SPED 503, SPED 505, SPED 511, SPED 513, SPED 516, SPED 518, SPED 519, SPED 520, SPED 521, SPED 531, SPED 545, SPED 552, SPED 556, SPED 557, SPED 659, SPED 660, SPED 661, SPED 669, SPED 670, SPED 671, SPED 679, SPED 680, SPED 681, SPED 623, SPED 628, SPED 629, Professional Education Courses, 3 credit minimum selected with advisor.

Research: 3 credits: SPED 690, SPED Non-licensure elective

Graduate Plan C

Comments: 9 credit minimum: CEEP 678, SPED 601, SPED 602.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Objective
Understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry and history and context of developmental disabilities as a foundation on which to base practice.
Objective
Understands referral, assessment, planning, and placement procedures specific to teaching student with developmental disabilities.
Objective
Understands how to use individual education plans to design and implement developmentally appropriate instruction for students with developmental disabilities.
Objective
Communicates and interacts with students, families, other teachers, and the community to support student learning and well-being.
Objective
Applies the standards of effective practice in teaching students with developmental disabilities through a variety of early and ongoing clinical experiences.

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