Multi-Categorical Special Education - Course Sequence

M.Ed. Degree in Special Education - Multi-Categorical with Autism (K-6, 5-Adult)
Program of Study
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 Instruction 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 Credit Hours for Licensed Candidates 36

*Note: "Licensed Candidates" refers to individuals who hold 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 Credit Hours for Non-Licensed Candidates 39

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

Program Course of Study - Licensed Candidates
M.Ed. Degree in Special Education - Multi-Categorical with Autism

Full-Time (9 credit 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)

*PR = pre-requisite course (This course must be taken prior to taking the course listed.)

Program Course of Study - Non-Licensed Candidates
M.Ed. Degree in Special Education - Multi-Categorical with Autism
      
Full-Time (9 credit 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)

*PR = pre-requisite course (This course must be taken prior to taking the course listed.)