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Master of Science in Education

MAJOR: SPECIAL EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE TEACHER (K-6)& (6-12)

Core Requirements (15 semester hours):     

  • EFD 500 - Research in Education (3)
  • EED 550 - Diversity in Today's Classroom (3)
  • SPE 520 - Technology for SPE (3)
  • SPE 509 - Data Analysis (K-12) (3)
  • SPE 533 - Applied Behavior Analysis in SPE (3)

 

Teaching Field Requirements (21 semester hours):

  • SPE 525 - Collaborative Math Strategies (K-12) (3)
  • RDG 530 - Methods and Materials for Reading: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in the Inclusive Setting (3)
  • SPE 527 - Methods & Materials, Severe Disabilities (K-12) (3)
  • SPE 528 - Methods & Materials, Mild Disabilities (K-12)(3)
  • SPE 551 - Practicum in Mild Disabilities (K-12) (3)
  • SPE 563 - Practicum in Severe Disabilities (K-12) (3)  
  • SPE 570 - Action Research in SPE (3)   

Diversity Requirement (3 semester hours):

            SPE 500 - Survey of Special Education (3) is required unless SPE 300 was satisfied at the undergraduate level.  If SPE 300 has already been satisfied at the undergraduate or graduate level, candidates must choose ONE of the following courses to satisfy the diversity requirement:

  • SPE 532 - Methods and Strategies for Enrichment: Teaching Giftd Students in the Inclusive Classroom (3)
  • EED 548 - Methods for Multicultural Classrooms (3)         

                                   39* Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Notes:

Eligibility for this program requires fourth-year (bachelor's) teacher certification in Special Education Collaborative Teacher.  Completion of this program leads to eligibility for fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in Collaborative Teacher (K-12) (6-12) or any area of special education except gifted-talented.  Completion of this program leads to eligibility for fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in Special Education Collaborative Teacher (K-6) (6-12). 

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 http://www.college.livetext.com.

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

Candidates who have bachelor's level certification in a field other than Special Education Collaborative Teacher or any area of special education except gifted-tealented, wishing to pursue advanced certification in Special Education Collaborative Teacher, must complete the Alternative Master's Program in Special Education Collaborative Teacher.

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