MEd in Special Education

The MEd is for certified general education teachers with a bachelor's degree who wish to prepare for a new role in special education or who wish to remain in the general education classroom but gain more knowledge of how to best work with and advocate for students with disabilities. The MEd is also for non-certified teachers working with special needs students in a private setting.Students take courses from faculty and with students in special education, literacy for special needs, general education, school psychology, school counseling, and other disciplines represented within the College of Education. This creates a true interdisciplinary approach to learning.

MEd Courses (48 credits)

College of Education Courses (9 credits)

  • EDUC 5000 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 5010/5200 Social Justice in Professional Practice
  • EDUC 5110 Child Development
  • EDUC 5120 Adolescent Psychology

Special Education Courses (24 credits)

  • SPED 5400 Introduction to Special Education and Learning Disorders
  • SPED 5410 Multicultural/Multilingual Issues in Learning
  • SPED 5420 Teaching Students with Learning Disorders
  • SPED 5430 Introduction to Behavior Disorders and Intervention
  • SPED 5450 School Consultation and Intervention
  • SPED 5470 Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
  • SPSY 5640 Individual Educational Assessment
  • SPED 5490 Capstone: Special Education


Electives (15 credits)

  • SPED 5460 Advanced Behavioral Intervention
  • SPED 5888 Transition Services
  • SPSY 5620 Family/School Collaboration
  • ENES 5010 Culture Language, and Community
  • ENES 5020 Language, Literacy, and Numeracy
  • ENES 5030 Introduction to Diverse Needs
  • ENES 5040 Assessing Academic Language and Literacy in the Content Areas
  • ENES 5050 Assessing Language and Literacy
  • AEDT 5100 Course Design for Adult Learning
  • AEDT 5630 Instructional Methods for Adult Learners

Most courses listed above are 3 credit courses.