2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Master of Science in Special Education
Generalist Option

The Master of Science Degree in Special Education Generalist Option is designed for individuals with teaching degrees who have had no undergraduate training in special education and who wish to pursue an endorsement in special education while also achieving a master’s degree.  Individuals receiving this degree are prepared to teach special education, advance toward administrative positions, do research in the field, or prepare for a doctoral degree.  The degree may be added as an endorsement to a teaching licensure in either elementary or secondary education.  Candidates pursuing this degree must have taken SPED 540 within six years of beginning the master’s program.  To achieve an endorsement in special education for licensure purposes, candidates must take 6 credits of SPED 584 Student Teaching.

Professional Core 6
EDF 501 Research Design and Interpretation
OR SPED 502 Research in Special Programs
EDF 530 Advanced Human Development and Learning 3
Professional Preparation 27
RD 517 Diagnostic Aspects of Reading Difficulties 3
SPED 405 Assessment of Students with Disabilities 3
SPED 504 Collaborative Supports in Educational Settings 3
SPED 510 Professional and Legal Issues in Special Education 3
SPED 530 Curricular Adaptations for Special Populations 3
SPED 550 Best Practices in Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance 3
SPED 560 Best Practices in Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 570 Best Practices in Teaching Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 3
SPED 600 Facilitating Positive Behaviors in the Classroom Environment 3
Professional Practice 6
SPED 584 Student Teaching 6
Total minimum required credits for Generalist Option 39

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