Teaching, Learning and Leadership: Special Education, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 36 Hours

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
Hours Subtotal3
Program Core
SPED 5683Models of Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom3
SPED 5673Improving Literacy Skills of Individuals with Disabilities3
SPED 5743Planning, Compliance and Current Practices3
SPED 5150Seminar in Special Education3
Hours Subtotal12
Area of Emphasis
Students taking less than 15 hours of coursework from Area of Emphasis may select, with advisor approval, up to 6 hours of coursework from the Electives section included on this page.15
Transition Into Adulthood for Individuals with Disabilities
Characteristics and Teaching Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Practicum with Exceptional Learners
Characteristics of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Assessing Students with Disabilities
Classroom and Behavior Management
Culturally Responsive Teaching in Special Education
Hours Subtotal15
Select up to 6 hours with Advisor approval.
Human Development in Psychology
Psychology of Learning
EPSY 5753
EPSY 5853
EPSY 5783
EPSY 5793
Language Arts in the Curriculum
Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science
Teaching Rational Number Concepts, Proportional Reasoning, and Classroom Interactions
Number Concepts and Assessment at the Elementary Level (PK-6)
Teaching Algebra and Mathematical Tasks
Literacy Instruction in Primary Grades
Reading Assessment and Instruction
Teaching Geometry and Spatial Visualization
Teaching Data and Probability in Schools
Total Hours36

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level