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 5401||Augmentative Alternative Communications and Assistive Technologies||3|
|SPED 5403||Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Psychoeducational Issues in Special Education||3|
|SPED 5410||Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theories and Interventions||3|
|SPED 5411||Introduction to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities||3|
|SPED 5413||Theories of and Introduction to Learning Disabilities||3|
|SPED 5417||Introduction to Children and Youth with Social and Emotional Disturbances||3|
|SPED 5419||Special Learners in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom||3|
|SPED 5432||Management Techniques in Special Education||3|
|SPED 5486||Developmental Literacy I: Fundamentals of Reading and Language Development||3|
|SPED 5487||Developmental Literacy II: Essentials of Vocabulary and Text Comprehension||3|
|SPED 6999||Comprehensive Examination in Special Education||0|