Special Education Track 2 (Graduate)



Instructional Leadership and Professional Development

School of Education



The Master of Education in Special Education ia a research oriented program for those seeking an advanced program in Special Education. The program is intended to develop leadership personnel who will design, conduct, and evaluate experimental programs of intervention in special education settings and provide service to the profession in administrative and policy making roles. The program is geared toward individuals who are already certified in special education and who have defined career objectives and exhibit strong academic credentials.


Educational Foundations
9 credits

Students who have not had a statistics course at the undergraduate or graduate levels must enroll in this course. EDUC 581 is a prerequisite to EDUC 582: Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, EDUC 583: Master's Thesis I, and EDUC 584: Master's Thesis II

Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 537
3
Development Bases of Behavior
EDUC 581
3
Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
EDUC 582
3
Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sepcial Education Core
15 credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SPED 706
3
Theoretical Models and Supervisory and Instructional Practices in Special Education
SPED 519
3
Techniques of Behavior Modification
SPED 662
3
Communicating w/ Parents, Sch. Pers. & Other Professionals & the Community in the Education of Learners w/ Mild/Mod Disab. /Elementary/Middle Grades
SPED 714
3
Seminar in Assessment
SPED 715
3
Curriculum Design and Teaching Functional Living Skills
SPED 716
3
Classroom Organization and Management

Clinical Experiences
3 credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SPED 504
3
Internship in Special Education (Summer)

Capstone Courses
6 credits
Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 583
3
Master's Thesis I
EDUC 584
3
Master's Thesis II (Optional)