Multi-Categorical Special Education - Course Sequence

M.Ed. Degree in Special Education- Multi-Categorical with Autism (K-6, 5-Adult)
Program of Studies
EDUC 6301: Research in Education 3
SPED 5323: math Strategies for Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 6319: Introduction to Learning Exceptionalities and Behavior Disorders 3
SPED 6323: Behavioral Support for Special Students 3
SPED 6324 Instructional Techniques in Special Education 3
SPED 6390 Special Education Practicum 3
READ 6308: Survey of Literacy Instrucion and Assessment for Individuals with Exceptionalities 3
READ 6310: Teaching Reading to Special and At-Risk Learners 3
READ 6315: Teaching Content Area Reading 3
READ 6325: Technology and Instruction Designed to Support Struggling Readers 3
SPED 6330: Introduction to Autism 3
SPED 6331: Methods and Strategies for Autism 3
Total Hours for Licensed Candidates 36
*Note: Licensed Candidates refers to individuals holding a valid professional teaching certification who want to pursue certification and the M.Ed. in Multi-Categorical Special Education.  
SPED 6317: Instructional Design I for Special Educators
*Note This course is only required for candidates with no prior teaching certification
3
Total Hours for Non-Licensed Candidates 39

*Praxis II Content Exam for Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 must be completed with a passing score prior to application for certification.

Licensed Candidates
M.Ed. Degree in Special Education - Multi-Categorical with Autism

Full- time (9 hours per semester)

Semester 1
SPED 6319: Introduction to Learning Exceptionalities and Behavior Disorders
READ 6315: Teaching Content Area Reading
READ 6308: Survey of Literacy Instruction and Assessment for Individuals with Exceptionalities

Semester 2
READ 6310: Teaching Reading to Special and At- Risk Learners   (PR: READ 6308)
SPED 6330: Introduction to Autism
SPED  5323: Math Strategies for Exceptional Learners

Semester 3
EDUC 6301: Research in Education
SPED  6323: Behavioral Support for Special Students (PR: SPED 6319)
SPED  6324: Instructional Techniques in Special Education (PR: READ 6310, SPED 6319, SPED 5323)

Semester 4
SPED  6390: Special Education Practicum   (PR: SPED 6324)
READ 6325: Technology and Instruction Designed to Support Struggling Readers
SPED  6331: Methods and Strategies for Autism  (PR: SPED 6330)

Program Course of Study- Non-Licensed Candidates
M.Ed. Degree in Special Education - Multi-Categorical with Autism
      
Full- time (9 hours per semester)

Semester 1
SPED  6317: Instructional Design I for Special Educators
SPED 6319 : Introduction to Learning Exceptionalities and Behavior Disorders   
READ 6308: Survey of Literacy Instruction and Assessment for Individuals with Exceptionalities

Semester 2
READ 6315: Teaching Content Area Reading        
READ 6310: Teaching Reading to Special and At- Risk Learners   (PR: READ 6308)    
SPED  5323: Math Strategies for Exceptional Learners

Semester 3 (*summer offerings)
EDUC 6301: Research in Education
SPED 6330 : Introduction to Autism

Semester 4
SPED  6323: Behavioral Support for Special Students  (PR: SPED 6319)
SPED  6324: Instructional Techniques in Special Education (PR: READ 6310, SPED 6319, SPED 5323)
READ 6325: Technology and Instruction Designed to Support Struggling Readers

Semester 5
SPED  6390: Special Education Practicum   (PR: SPED 6324)
SPED  6331: Methods and Strategies for Autism  (PR: SPED 6330)