Master of Education with a Concentration in Special Education (M. Ed.)

  • Master of Education with a Concentration in Special Education
  • Certifications: Instructional, Dual Special Education and PreK-4

The Special Education program is designed around four major themes:

  1. Consultation and collaboration
  2. Inclusion and diversity
  3. Authenticity
  4. Reflection

Each course embeds these themes within the content of the course in the following ways: 1) Focusing on the necessity of consultation, collaboration, and team teaching to provide effective services that build communities of support for students; 2) Stressing inclusion as the default option for all students while striving to build communities of diverse individuals; 3) Designing authentic, meaningful instruction that addresses real needs of students and families; and 4) Engaging in self-reflection and reflection on current practices that fosters growth and visionary programming.

Master of Education Degree Requirements

(a minimum of 30 credits)

The program must be planned with an adviser to ensure that degree and/or certification requirements are satisfied.

Special Education—Inclusive Practices Concentration K–12

1. Foundation Courses (6 credits)

  • ED 505 Cultural Foundations of Education
  • ED 510 Interpreting Educational Research

2. Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • ED 566D Instructional and Assistive Technologies
  • ED 580 Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • ED 581 Disability Studies and Special Education Law
  • ED 582 Supporting Students with High Incidence Disabilities
  • ED 584 Supporting Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
  • ED 585 Positive Behavior Approaches

3. Electives (3 credits) chosen with the adviser

4. Culminating Activity (3 credits)

  • ED 591 The Profession of Special Education


Tuition for 2013-14:  

  • $720 per semester credit hour
  • Deferred Payment : $40 (non-refundable)
  • Audit: $720 per course
  • Parking: $30 per semester (fall and spring) before 4 p.m. No charge after 4 p.m.

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