Curriculum and Instruction

M.S.Ed. in Special Education (Online or Residential)

Degree Requirements (36 cr.)

Major Requirements (20 cr.)
  • K535 Assessment and Remediation of the Mildly Handicapped I (3 cr.)
  • K536 Assessment and Remediation of the Mildly Handicapped II (3 cr.)
  • K548 Families, School and Society (3 cr.)
  • K553 Classroom Management and Behavior Support (3 cr.)
  • K565 Collaboration and Service Delivery (3 cr.)
  • K500 Topical Workshop in Special Education (2 cr.)
  • Select one graduate-level Inquiry Methodology (Y) course in consultation with your advisor.
Elective Requirements (12 cr.)

Select four elective courses inside or outside the School of Education in consultation with your advisor. One course should be outside of the Special Education program.

Capstone Project or Thesis Requirements (4 cr.)
  • K500 Topical Workshop in Special Education (Culminating Seminar) (1 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:

  • K590 Independent Study or Research in Special Education (3 cr.)
  • K599 Masters Thesis in Special Education (3 cr.)
Prerequisite (3 cr.)

K505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students (3 cr.)

This course is a required prerequisite for students who have not taken an introductory course in Special Education. K505 does not count towards the 36 credit hours required for the degree.

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