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Master of Science in Education


Core Requirements (4-7 semester hours):

  •   ED 500     Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology (1)
                      (Discipline specific section required first semester of enrollment.)       
  •   EFD 500   Research in Education (3)
  • *SPE 500   Survey Course in Special Education (3)

            *(Students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement at the undergraduate or
               graduate level must take SPE 500.)

Teaching Field Requirements (33 semester hours):

  • SPE 509     Data Analysis (K-12) (3)
  • SPE 510     Characteristics of Exceptionality (3)  
  • SPE 520     Technology for SPE (3)                           
  • SPE 521     Collaborative Reading/Math Strategies (K-12) (3)
  • SPE 527     Methods & Materials, Severe Disabilities (K-12) (3)
  • SPE 528     Methods & Materials, Mild Disabilities (K-12) (3)
  • SPE 533     Applied Behavior Analysis in SPE (3)
  • SPE 551     Practicum in Mild Disabilities (K-12) (3)
  • SPE 554     Medical, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of SPE (3)          
  • ESE 563     Practicum, Severe Disabilities,(K-12) (3)  
  • SPE 570     Current Trends in SPE (3)       

                                                              37-40* Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree


Admission to this program requires fourth-year (bachelor's) teacher certification in Collaborative Teacher.  Completion of this program leads to eligibility for fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in Collaborative Teacher (K-12).  Students in this program are required to purchase College LiveText.  College LiveText Education Solutions is a complete development, management and assessment solution specifically designed for colleges and universities.  Additional information on College Live Text can be obtained at

Successful completion of the Praxis II exam is required prior to internship.

Candidates who have bachelor's level certification in a field other than Collaborative Teacher, wishing to pursue advancd certification in Collaborative Teacher, must complete the Alternative Master's Program in Collaborative Teacher.

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