Generalist Option Master of Science in Special Education (Offered online)
The Master of Science Degree in Special Education Generalist Option is designed for individuals with teaching degrees who have had no undergraduate preparation 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 an educator license 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.
All students seeking a degree or post baccalaureate program through the Department of Educational Theory & Practice must obtain criminal background reports by submitting fingerprints to the Licensure Office upon application to Graduate Studies.
|EDF 501||Research Dsgn & Interpretation||3|
|or SPED 502||Research in Special Programs|
|EDF 530||Adv Human Dev & Learning||3|
|EDSP 405||Assess of Students with Excep||3|
|RD 517||Diagnostic Aspects||3|
|SPED 504||Multitiered Systems of Support||3|
|SPED 510||Professional Issues in Sped||3|
|SPED 530||Curr Adapt Spec Populations||3|
|SPED 550||Tchng Stdnts w Emtnl/Bhvrl Dis||3|
|SPED 560||Thry & Pract: Learning Dsblts||3|
|SPED 570||Best Practices in I.D.||3|
|SPED 600||Facilitating Positive Behavior||3|
|SPED 584||Student Teaching||6|
|Total Minimum Credits||39|
Only one “C” grade can be counted in coursework leading to a degree in the Master of Science in Special Education Generalist Option.