Education, Early and Special Education (M.Ed.)
About the Program
Special education specialists use their knowledge of general and specialized curricula to improve programs, supports, and services at classroom, school, community, and system levels.
No more than one-half (1/2) of the total credits applied to a graduate degree or certificate can be from dual listed classes.
Graduate Major Requirements complete the following 8 requirements27 creditsEDESP556 - Evidence-Based Practices for S3 creditsTake at least 1 of the following:EDESP517 - Universal Behavior Systems3 creditsEDESP549 - Multi-Tiered Systems/Support3 creditsLeadership: take at least 3 credits from the followingEDESP523 - Issues and Advocacy in Early3 creditsEDESP559 - Coaching & Leadership3 creditsResearch: take at least 6 credits from the followingEDCIFS503 - Fund of Educational Research3 creditsEDCIFS510 - Intro Statistics Ed Research3 creditsEDESP560 - Single-Case Research Design3 creditsBehavior Support: take at least 3 credits from the followingEDESP512 - Positive Behavior Intervention3 creditsEDESP517 - Universal Behavior Systems3 creditsEDESP518 - Intensive Behavior Support3 creditsEDESP548 - Autism Spectrum Disorders3 creditsEDESP554 - Positive Behavior Programs3 creditsEarly Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education: take at least 3 credits from the followingEDESP512 - Positive Behavior Intervention3 creditsEDESP513 - Family Systems & Collaboration3 creditsEDESP514 - ECSE Methods3 creditsEDESP520 - Env Design and Documentation3 creditsEDESP521 - Priciples in Early Childhood3 creditsEDESP522 - Inquiry Supportive Curriculum3 creditsEDESP523 - Issues and Advocacy in Early3 creditsInstructional Design: take at least 3 credits from the followingEDESP514 - ECSE Methods3 creditsEDESP522 - Inquiry Supportive Curriculum3 creditsEDESP552 - Language Arts for Special Educ3 creditsEDESP557 - Universal Dsgn & Assist Technl3 creditsEDESP570 - Mathematics for Special Educat3 creditsAssessment: take at least 3 credits from the followingEDESP520 - Env Design and Documentation3 creditsEDESP558 - Assessment in EI and SpEd3 credits
Graduate Culminating Activity1 - 12 creditsEDESP591 - Project1 - 6 credits
Other Requirements: take at least 6 credits of approved graduate electives.6 credits
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.