The Program in Special Education leading to a Master of Education Degree curriculum is 33 credits (11 classes). The Education faculty uses various course formats to help you learn, including case studies, lecture/discussion, group projects and simulation exercises to ensure what you gain in one course will reinforce and build on what you learn in others.
Students with any bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university are eligible for entry into the program.
Curriculum Requirements (33 Credits):COR 520 Ethics & Moral Leadership - 3 credits
MED 505 Introduction to Special Needs Students - 3 credits
MED 515 Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms - 3 credits
MED 518 Quantitative Research Methods - 3 credits
MED 520 Educators as Researchers (Pre-requisite: MED 518) - 3 credits
MED 535 Collaboration & Legal Issues for Special Educators - 3 credits
MED 542 Assessment & Instruction of Students with Developmental Disabilities - 3 credits
MED 605 Enhancing Literacy for Special Needs Students - 3 credits
MED 610 School Law & Social Advocacy - 3 credits
MED 680 Research Seminar (Pre-requisite: MED 520) - 3 credits
MED XXX Elective (recommend MED 544 or MED 545) - 3 credits
Additional Requirements to add Special Education Teaching Certification:
Completed Instructional I or II certification in K-6, Pre K-4, or 4-8.
MED 522 Practicum I: Taken with MED 542 (30 hours) - 1 credit
MED 523 Practicum II: Taken with MED 605 (30 hours) - 1 credit
MED 544 Transition & Instruction for Secondary Special Needs Students - 3 credits
MED 545 Social Development & Behavior Support in Inclusive Classrooms - 3 credits
MED 671 Student Teaching in Special Education (seven weeks) - 3 credits
MED 673 Student Teaching in Special Education Seminar (co-requisite MED 671) - 1 credit