Multi-Categorical Special Education with Autism - Course Sequence

Program Course of Study – Licensed Candidates (30 Credit Hours)

All students:

  • It is important to communicate with your advisor each semester to review your program of study. State policies change frequently and may impact your course of study or program policies.
  • Course offerings vary by semester.

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

(6–9 credit hours per semester)

Semester 1

SPED 6319: Introduction to Learning Exceptionalities and Behavior Disorders
READ 6315: Teaching Content Area Reading OR READ 6308: Survey of Literacy Instruction and Assessment for Individuals with Exceptionalities
SPED 6330: Introduction to Autism

Semester 2

READ 6310: Teaching Reading to Special and At- Risk Learners (PR: READ 6308)
READ 6310L: Teaching Reading to Special and At- Risk Learners Lab (Clinical - 0 credit hours. Must be taken concurrently with READ 6310.)
Elective 1

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 and SPED 6319)
SPED 6324L: Instructional Techniques in Special Education_Lab (Clinical - 0 credit hours. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 6324.)

Semester 4

SPED 6331: Methods and Strategies for Autism (PR: SPED 6330. Clinical Hours Required.)

SPED  6331: Methods and Strategies for Autism Lab  (Clinical - 0 credit hours. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 6324.)
Elective 2                       

List of Elective Courses (Select two courses for Elective 1 and 2)

READ 6325: Technology and Instruction Designed to Support Struggling Readers

EDUC 6350: Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practice

EDUC 6351: Strategies for Trauma-Informed Practice

SPED 6318: Positive Behavior Interventions and Support

SPED 5323: Math Strategies for Exceptional Learners 

READ 6315: Teaching Content Area Reading OR READ 6308: Survey of Literacy Instruction and Assessment for Individuals with Exceptionalities
(*Course not taken in Semester 1 for program requirement)

**The lab sections listed above are used as a way to communicate with the Clinical Office for placements or verification of employment, clinical evaluations, and questions concerning program clinicals. No additional coursework is required in these sections.

 

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

*For Students Who Already Hold a Teaching Certification

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (24 Credit Hours)

Course Prefix & Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

EDUC 6301

Research in Education

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 6324L

Instructional Techniques in Special Education - Lab

0

SPED 6330

Introduction to Autism 

3

SPED 6331

Methods and Strategies for Autism 

3

SPED 6331L

Methods and Strategies for Autism - Lab

0

READ 6308 OR
READ 6315

Survey of Literacy Instruction and Assessment of Individuals with Exceptionalities

OR

Teaching Content Area Reading

3

READ 6310

Teaching Reading to Special and At-Risk Learners 

3

READ 6310L

Teaching Reading to Special and At-Risk Learners - Lab

0

Major Elective Courses (Select 6 Credit Hours)

[Electives are selected from a specific major or program]

Course Prefix & Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

READ 6325

Technology and Instruction Designed to Support Struggling Readers

3

EDUC 6350

Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practice

3

EDUC 6351

Strategies for Trauma-Informed Practice

3

SPED 6318

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support

3

READ 6308

OR
READ 6315

Survey of Literacy Instruction and Assessment of Individuals with Exceptionalities

OR

Teaching Content Area Reading (course not taken in required sequence)

3

SPED 5323

Math Strategies for Exceptional Learners 

3

Total Required Course Credit Hours

24

Total Electives (if applicable)

6

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

30

M.Ed. in Multi-Categorical Special Education with Autism
Non-Licensed Candidates* (39 Credit Hours)

Required Major Courses

Credit Hours

 

EDUC

6301

Research in Education

3

 

SPED

5323

Math Strategies for Exceptional Learners

3

 

SPED

6317

Instructional Design I for Special Educators

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

6324L

Instructional Techniques in Special Education - Lab

0

 

SPED

6390

Special Education Practicum

3

 

SPED

6390L

Special Education Practicum - Lab

0

 

READ

6308

Survey of Literacy Instruction and Assessment for

Individuals with Exceptionalities

3

 

READ

6310

Teaching Reading to Special Learners

3

 

READ

6310L

Teaching Reading to Special Learners- Lab

0

 

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

 

SPED

6331L

Methods and Strategies for Autism – Lab

0

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR NON-LICENSED CANDIDATES

   39

 

 

*Note: Non-licensed Candidates refer to individuals who do not hold a valid professional teaching certification who want to pursue certification and the M.Ed. in Multi-Categorical Special Education with Autism.
 
**The lab sections listed above are used as a way to communicate with the Clinical Office for placements or verification of employment, clinical evaluations, and questions concerning program clinicals. No additional coursework is required in these sections.