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Special Education

The Master in Education (M.Ed.) with an endorsement in Grades pK-12 special education is a Minor only. Applicants must have a current teaching license or earn one simultaneously in K-8 elementary teaching or a secondary content major.

Core Courses

Course Title Credits Semester
C&I 501 Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Evaluation 3 Sp (even) Su
C&I 50x Foundations: Select one of the following 3
504: History of American Education; Sp (even) Su (odd)
506: Comparative Education; Sp (even)
508: Sociology of Education; or F (even)
510: Advanced Educational Psychology F (odd)
C&I 514 Education Across Cultures 3 F & Sp (odd) Su (even)
C&I 515 Computer and Other Technological Applications in Education 3 Sp (even) Su
C&I 518 Inclusion and Collaboration 3 F (even) Su (odd)
C&I 520 Educational Research 3 Every semester
C&I 596 Professional Project 1 Su

Directed Courses

Course Title Credits Semester
EDU 345 (C&I 410) Exceptionality and Classroom Management 3 F, Sp, Su
C&I 453 Introduction to Special Education Law & Policy 3 F, Su(even)
C&I 420 Curriculum & Methods In Early Childhood Special Education* 3 F(even)
C&I 533/433 Advanced Diagnosis & Correction of Reading/Writing 3 F, Sp, Su(even)
C&I 457 Assessment and Instruction for Exceptional Learners 5 F, Su(even)
C&I 459 Consulting/Resource Teacher 3 Sp, Su(odd)
C&I 463 Advanced Positive Behavioral Supports 3 Sp, Su(odd)
C&I 469 Student Teaching in Special Education 10 F, Sp
Total Credits 52


*Required course for early childhood education counts as elective credit. Other elective courses must be approved by a special education advisor

Please click here for an M.Ed/Special Education program planning sheet.

Course Descriptions

Please see Curriculum and Instruction course catalog.