Suggested Course Sequence – MS, Special Education (Grades 1-6)

M.S. in Special Education: Childhood Education – Initial/Professional Certification (Grades 1-6)

Year 1

FIRST SEMESTER

  • SED504 The Reading Process for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED506 Instructional Methods and Strategies for Learners with Special Needs (3)
  • SED512 Collaborative Approaches within Inclusive Programs (3)
  • SED600 Research Methods in Special Education (3)
  • Total Credits (12)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • SED503 Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED513 Survey of Learning Disabilities (3)
  • SED535 Reading Diagnosis and Instruction (3)
  • SED610 Seminar in Special Education/Action Research (3)
  • Total Credits (12)

SUMMER SEMESTER

  • SED502 Special Education: Laws and Trends (3)
  • SED505 Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED540 Survey of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3)
  • SED559 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
  • Total Credits (12)

Year 2

FIRST SEMESTER*

  • SED570 Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar at the Primary Level for Children with Disabilities (3)
  • SED580 Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar at the Intermediate Level for Children with Disabilities (3)
  • SED699 Research Project in Special Education OR successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam (0-3): The option selected will be at the advisor’s recommendation. The Comprehensive Examination yields no credit. Successful completion of the exam will be referenced on the academic record as SED696 Comprehensive Exam, grade of Pass, 0 credit.
  • Total Credits (6-9)

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 42 – 45 CREDITS

*NOTE: Recommended: EDU518 Teaching to the Standards (3)

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES

There may be instances when prerequisite courses are required for completion in addition to the 42-45 credits in the prescribed curriculum. Such course work must be authorized for completion by the Graduate Program Director. Courses may include but are not limited to: SED500 Educational Psychology (3); SED501 Introduction to Special Education (3).

 M.S. in Special Education: Childhood Education – Professional Certification (Grades 1-6)

Year 1

FIRST SEMESTER

  • SED600 Research Methods in Special Education (3)
  • SED606 Instructional Methods and Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED612 Quality Inclusion/Collaboration Methods (3)
  • SED639 The Writing Process and Students with Disabilities (3)
  • Total Credits (12)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • SED603 Standards Based Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED610 Seminar in Special Education/Action Research (3)
  • SED635 Reading Diagnosis and Instruction (3)
  • SED642 Curriculum Modifications in the Content Areas of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Technology (3)
  • Total Credits (12)

SUMMER SEMESTER

  • SED602 Special Education: Laws and Trends (3)
  • SED615 Issues, Trends, and Research in Special Education (3)
  • SED699 Research Project in Special Education OR successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam (0-3): The option selected will be at the advisor’s recommendation. The Comprehensive Examination yields no credit. Successful completion of the exam will be referenced on the academic record as SED696 Comprehensive Exam, grade of Pass, 0 credit.
  • Total Credits (6-9)

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 30 – 33 CREDITS