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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 have the emphasis option of High Incidence/Low Incidence Special Education K-6, 6-12.

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. 

Hi/Low Special Education K-6, 6-12
Special Education Core (12 hours)

      SPED-745: Behavior Analysis and Management (3 hours)
      SPED-750: Assessment in Special Education (3 hours)
      SPED-822: Seminar in Special Education Law (3 hours)
      SPED-833: Leadership and Collaboration in Special Education (3 hours)
Research Options (3-9 hours)
   Option I (Thesis Program)

      TCHL-890: Research and Thesis (3-6 hours)
      TCHL-891: Methods of Research (3 hours)
   Option II (Non-Thesis Program)
      TCHL-891: Methods of Research (3 hours)
Characteristics and Methods Courses (21 hours)
      SPED-738: Characteristics of Students with High-Incidence Learning Needs (3 hours)
      SPED-761: Practicum I: High-Incidence Learning Needs (3 hours)
      SPED-779: Teaching Elementary Students with High-Incidence Learning Needs (3 hours)
      SPED-780: Teaching Secondary Students with High-Incidence Learning Needs (3 hours)
      SPED-852: Characteristics of Students with Low-Incidence Learning Needs (3 hours)
      SPED-853: Teaching Students with Low-Incidence Learning Needs (3 hours)
      SPED-860: Practicum/Low-Incidence Learning Needs (____) (3 hours)

      SPED 779 Prerequisite SPED 738
      SPED 780 Prerequisite SPED 738
      SPED 853 Prerequisite SPED 852
      SPED 738, SPED 779, SPED 780, and/or SPED 761: Nine of these 12 hours are required for provisional endorsement at the level of initial general education licensure (K-6, K-9) (6-12).