Master of Arts in Special Education

The MA in Special Education provides candidates with theoretical and pedagogical knowledge and skills needed by Special Educators, within an advocacy based, culturally responsive framework.

Candidates interested only in the Master of Arts (MA) in the Special Education Program, not pursuing initial or cross-endorsement certification, take the 30-credit MA program outlined below. Course options are available for candidates after a transcript review and approval from the candidate's advisor and Co-Director of Special Education. The MA program requires completion of a minimum of 30 credits and a passing score on the comprehensive examination (SPED 6999).

SPED 5401Augmentative Alternative Communications and Assistive Technologies3
SPED 5403Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Psychoeducational Issues in Special Education3
SPED 5410Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theories and Interventions3
SPED 5411Introduction to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED 5413Theories of and Introduction to Learning Disabilities3
SPED 5417Introduction to Children and Youth with Social and Emotional Disturbances3
SPED 5419Special Learners in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom3
SPED 5432Management Techniques in Special Education3
SPED 5486Developmental Literacy I: Fundamentals of Reading and Language Development3
SPED 5487Developmental Literacy II: Essentials of Vocabulary and Text Comprehension3
SPED 6999Comprehensive Examination in Special Education0
Total Credits30