Master of Education in Special Education

This 36-hour degree plan is designed for those holding a valid teaching certificate.  The degree plan originates in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations. The candidate must successfully complete a departmental comprehensive examination. Candidates must be enrolled in coursework during the semester they take comprehensive examinations.

To be regularly admitted to the graduate school, applicants must submit to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, both undergraduate and graduate (Note: A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate and graduate work is expected)

NOTE: Candidates may be permitted to enroll for one semester while their admission file is incomplete.

Applicants with completed files are reviewed for regular admission by graduate faculty in each program area and are selected by faculty based on information in the completed file.

Applicants must submit to the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations:

  1. Two letters of recommendations (the form is available from the LLSP Office)
  2. A copy of applicant’s teaching certificate.
  3. Acceptable writing sample

In addition, applicants must complete an interview process and show that

  1. they are presently teaching (or have access to a class) so that assignments can be applied 
  2. they possess the necessary technology skills for graduate work/research.

Master of Education in Special Education

Master of Education in Special Education
Specified Courses
SPED 5301Ed Of Indvdls Wth Disabilities3
SPED 5302Assessment In Special Edu3
SPED 5303Stdy-Cogntve/Low Incidn Dsblty3
SPED 5304Tch Mthd-Lrnrs/Mild-Mod Dsblty3
SPED 5305Indv Assmt-Cog Funct/Wechsler3
SPED 6304In-Home Training & Family Iss3
SPED 6308Practicum & Mthd In Special Ed3
SPED 6310Assmt-Yng Chld/Low Incidnc Pop3
SPED 6311Smnr Special Education3
SPED 6312Prac Edu Diagnosticians3
SPED 6313Seminar-Language/Learning Dis3
SPED 6321Outcomes in Behav Intervent3
Total Hours36

Master of Education in Special Education (Bilingual Spanish Degree Plan)

Master of Education in Special Education (Bilingual Spanish Degree Plan)
Specified Courses
BESL 53042nd Lang Acquisition & Develop3
SPED 5301Ed Of Indvdls Wth Disabilities3
SPED 5303Stdy-Cogntve/Low Incidn Dsblty3
SPED 5304Tch Mthd-Lrnrs/Mild-Mod Dsblty3
SPED 6304In-Home Training & Family Iss3
SPED 6308Practicum & Mthd In Special Ed3
SPED 6321Outcomes in Behav Intervent3
SPED 6310Assmt-Yng Chld/Low Incidnc Pop3
SPED 6311Smnr Special Education3
SPED 6312Prac Edu Diagnosticians3
SPED 6319Bilingual Cognitive Assessment3
SPED 6322Bilingual Spec Ed Assessment3
Total Hours36

Master of Education in Special Education (Post Master Degree Plan)

Master of Education in Special Education (Post Master Degree Plan)
Specified Courses
SPED 5302Assessment In Special Edu3
SPED 5305Indv Assmt-Cog Funct/Wechsler3
SPED 6304In-Home Training & Family Iss3
SPED 6308Practicum & Mthd In Special Ed3
SPED 6310Assmt-Yng Chld/Low Incidnc Pop3
SPED 6311Smnr Special Education3
SPED 6312Prac Edu Diagnosticians3
SPED 6321Outcomes in Behav Intervent3
Total Hours24

Note

Students with a Master Degree in a related field who complete the above courses will be eligible to sit for the TExEx Educational Diagnostician Certification Exam.