Five-Year Integrated Bachelor and Master of Arts in Special Education with Initial Certification

The five-year integrated BA/MA special education program includes the completion of the 18-credit minor in Educational Studies: Special Education plus two additional required courses that are taken in senior year and applied to the year-long master’s program of 30 additional credits. In total, the five-year program is comprised of 54 credits spread across the undergraduate and graduate years. A minimum of thirty credits must be completed at the graduate level.        

Undergraduate Courses

ED 0200Explorations in Education: Introduction to Teaching, Learning, and Schooling3
ED 0350Special Learners in the Mainstream3
SE 0310Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theories and Interventions3
SE 0311Introduction to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities3
SE 0313Theories of and Introduction to Learning Disabilities3
SE 0317Introduction to Children and Youth with Emotional Disturbances3
Total Credits18

Graduate Courses

SE 0099Comprehensive Examination in Special Education0
SE 0400Augmentative Alternative Communications and Assistive Technologies3
SE 0419Special Learners in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom3
SE 0432Management Techniques in Special Education3
SE 0486Developmental Literacy I: Fundamentals of Reading and Language Development3
SE 0487Developmental Literacy II: Essentials of Vocabulary and Text Comprehension3
SE 0534Skill Development for Individualized Educational Plans3
SE 0537Curriculum and Methods for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities3
SE 0550Collaboration and Consultation for the Special Educator3
SE 0561Diagnostic Procedures in Special Education of Youth with Disabilities3
SE 0593Student Teaching and Practica Seminar in Special Education 16
SE 0594Student Teaching and Practica Seminar in Special Education 13
ED 0598edTPA Portfolio 20
Total Credits36