Teaching, Learning and Leadership: Special Education, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 36

Common Core
CIED 5053Curriculum Issues3
CIED 5813Educational Advocacy and Leadership3
Hours Subtotal6
Research and Inquiry
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Pedagogical Research
Research Design and Methodology
Statistical Methods in Education
Single Case Designs in Behavior Analytic Settings
Hours Subtotal3
Program Core
SPED 5723Transition Into Adulthood for Individuals with Disabilities3
SPED 5743Planning, Compliance and Current Practices3
Area of Emphasis
Select one emphasis (15 hours)15
Behavior and Academic Interventionist
Psychology of Learning and Behavior
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis II
Advanced Interventions for Increased Academic Achievement
Behavioral Assessment and Consultation
Or related coursework as deemed appropriate by student's advisor.
Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Select 15 hours from the following:
Reading & Writing Difficulties
Characteristics and Teaching Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Characteristics of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Improving Literacy Skills of Individuals with Disabilities
Models of Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom
Assessing Students with Disabilities
Classroom and Behavior Management
Culturally Responsive Teaching in Special Education
Hours Subtotal21
Electives or Thesis
Select up to 6 hours with Advisor approval.6
Each student must complete either 6 hours of thesis (SPED 5000 or equivalent content course) or SPED 5150 (3 hours) and 3 hours of electives. Students must discuss their options with their advisor.
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours36

Graduate College Master's Program Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Master’s Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.