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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 specificallydesigned 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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