School of Education: Graduate Programs
MSEd in Special Education
The extensive field-based Special Education program is designed to prepare teachers to meet the needs of students with disabilities in a variety of settings such as special self-contained classes, resource room, and co-taught classrooms. The program provides knowledge and skills, including instructional strategies, assessment, and collaboration, related to teaching children and adolescents with disabilities. The program is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The program consists of 36 credits with 30 credits of core requirements including a supervised practicum in teaching special education and 6 credits of electives in Literacy, Teacher leadership, or Middle level instruction.
The program is offered at two developmental levels meeting certification requirements for teaching students with disabilities with an option to specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorders at either level. This option allows candidates to pursue an annotation in severe or multiple disabilities.
MSED Special Education with Specialization in Autism Grade 7-12
MSED Special Education Teaching Students with Disabilites 1-6
MSED Special Education Teaching Students with Disabilities 7-12
MSED Special Education with Specialization in Autism Grade 1-6