Special Education (M.Ed.) Advanced Studies

The Advanced Studies concentration is a 36 credit hour concentration that focuses on enhancing the pedagogical skills of special education teachers currently working with students with disabilities.  The concentration will offer courses through online formats, face-to-face classes, extended weekend classes and specialized summer course schedules. It is specifically designed for special education teachers who have their Teacher of Students with Disabilities or Teacher of the Handicapped certificates.  Its focus is on improving pedagogical skills needed to work with special learning needs students in both included and resources room settings.  This concentration will also help to prepare special education teachers to serve as teacher leaders and consultants within their respective school systems.

Program Advisor: Dr. Christopher Mulrine

Entry Requirements

  • Standard Teacher of Student with Disabilities or Teacher of the Handicapped Certificate.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale)
  • Two letters of reference from professional sources
  • A total score of 850 on GRE (450 minimum score on verbal) OR a minimum of 388 on the Millers Analogies Test

Please allow 4-6 weeks for applications to be processed.

 

Course Requirements: 36 Credits --NOTE: All graduate students must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A.

 

Course Number and Title

Credits

SPED 6190: Curriculum and Content Instruction In Special Education (online)

3

SPED 6230:  Learning Environments and Social Interactions (online)

3

SPED 6280 Special Education Law (online) 

3

SPED 6290:  Current Issues in Special Education (traditional)

3

SPED 6320:   Research in Special Education I (traditional)

3

SPED 6330:  Research in Special Education II  (traditional)

3

SPED 6360 Family and School Collaboration Practices (online) 

3

SPED 6370:  Transition Programs and Practices for Adolescents with Diverse Learning and Behavioral Needs (hybrid)  

3

SPC 5660 Assistive Technology (online)

3

SPED 6590 Language and Literacy Strategies (hybrid)

3

SPED 6460 Advanced Math Strategies

3