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M.Ed. in Special Education

Special Education

Special Education will prepare candidates for various roles in educating students with special needs. Students will develop a theoretical base in which to approach the challenges of educating the student with special needs. Candidates will learn skills in collaboration necessary for reaching consensus. Candidates will also develop knowledge of special education law and examine ethical issues in dealing with students and parents. Candidates in this sequence will apply the theory and activities experienced to master course objectives in a field-based practicum (SPED 5320).

Core Courses (12 hours)

MED 5303 Curriculum Design and Practice

MED 5305 Classroom Teacher as Researcher

MED 5308 Ethics and Leadership in Education

MED 5309 Differentiated Instruction and Learning Theory


Specialization (24 hours)

SPED 5310 Critical Issues in Special Education

SPED 5312 Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom

SPED 5314 Special Education Law

SPED 5316 The Teaching-Learning Process in Special Education

SPED 5318 Collaboration in Special Education

SPED 5320 Practicum in Special Education

M.Ed. Cohort Class Schedules


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