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, 6-12Special 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).