The Department of Teaching and Leadership offers an online Master of Science degree with a major in Special Education Teaching. Within the program, students will select from two different emphasis areas:
Applicants must already have a valid teaching license/certificate to be eligible for admission. This program will result in an endorsement matching the emphasis chosen. All program courses will be delivered online. This is a cohort program and courses are to be taken in the designated sequence.
Adaptive/Functional Sp. Ed K-6, 6-12FallSPED 738 Characteristics of Students with Adaptive Learning NeedsSPED 745 Behavior Analysis and ManagementSpring SPED 779 Teaching Elementary Students with Adaptive Learning Needs ORSPED 780 Teaching Secondary Students with Adaptive Learning NeedsSPED 761 Practicum 1: Adaptive Learning Needs SummerSPED 822 Seminar in Special Education LawSPED 750 Assessment in Special EducationFall Option I (Thesis Program)TCHL 891 Methods of ResearchTCHL 890 Research and Thesis OROption II (Non-Thesis Program)TCHL 891 Methods of ResearchSPED 852 Characteristics of Students with Functional Learning NeedsSpring SPED 779 Teaching Elementary Students with Adaptive Learning Needs OR SPED 780 Teaching Secondary Students with Adaptive Learning NeedsSPED 853 Teaching Students with Functional Learning NeedsSummerSPED 860 Practicum: Functional Learning NeedsSPED 833 Leadership and Collaboration in Special Education