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This plan is intended primarily for students who have concentrated their previous academic work in any area of Education. The applicant should confer with the Graduate Advisor to determine which specialization he or she will pursue.

Additional Admission Requirements: Valid Texas Teaching Certificate or equivalent and three (3) years of teaching experience by time of program completion. All options require a valid Texas Teaching Certificate in Generic Special Education.

Capstone Project:

Students will be required to conduct research and develop a project relevant to their local community or school with regard to the education of students with special needs. The research project should be suitable for distribution in the schools.

Concentrations

  • Autism
  • Bilingual Special Education
  • Learning Disabled
  • Severely Emotionally Disturbed

Degree Plan

M.Ed. - Special Education with Concentration

Required Credits: 36

Special Education Core Requirements (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
EDPC 5310Applied Research Design for Ed3
SPED 5320Spec Ed-Historical Legal Basis3
SPED 5322Tch Cult./Div. Lrnr w/Sp. Need3
SPED 5347Wrkng/Parents Lrnrs Sp. Needs3
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations24
Total Hours36

Concentration in Autism

Special Education-Autism (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required courses:
SPED 5330Early Inter Young Child/Family3
SPED 5361Applied Behavior Analysis3
SPED 5371Teach Students/Severe Disabled3
SPED 5372Trends & Issues in Autism3
SPED 5373Teaching Students with Autism3
SPED 5374Lang Disorders in Stud w/Autsm3
SPED 5376Developmtl Aspects of Autism3
SPED 5378Rsrch & Applications in SPED3
Total Hours24

Concentration in Bilingual Special Education

Special Education-Bilingual (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
BED 5331Survey Issues/Bil/Sec Lang Ed3
SPED 5321Topics CLD Ed for Lrnr w/Sp Nd3
SPED 5337Assessment: Disability3
SPED 5345Interv Stud w/High Incid Disab3
SPED 5350Special Topics-Special Educati3
SPED 5361Applied Behavior Analysis3
SPED 5363Ed of Lrnrs w/Emot/Bhav Disord3
Specialization Course 1:
SPED 5330Early Inter Young Child/Family3
or SPED 5370 Tch Sec Stdnts/Mild Disability
Total Hours24

Concentration in Learning Disabled

Special Education-Learning Disabled (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required courses:
EDPC 5334Responsive Classrm Assessment3
SPED 5321Topics CLD Ed for Lrnr w/Sp Nd3
SPED 5340Learning Theories Across Life3
SPED 5345Interv Stud w/High Incid Disab3
SPED 5369Tch Rdng Lrnrs/Mild Disabiliti3
SPED 5378Rsrch & Applications in SPED3
Specialization Course 1:
SPED 5330Early Inter Young Child/Family3
or SPED 5370 Tch Sec Stdnts/Mild Disability
Specialization Course 2:
SPED 5361Applied Behavior Analysis3
or SPED 5363 Ed of Lrnrs w/Emot/Bhav Disord
Total Hours24

Concentration in Special Education- Severely Emotionally Disturbed

Special Education-Emotionally Disturbed (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required courses:
SPED 5321Topics CLD Ed for Lrnr w/Sp Nd3
SPED 5340Learning Theories Across Life3
SPED 5361Applied Behavior Analysis3
SPED 5363Ed of Lrnrs w/Emot/Bhav Disord3
SPED 5369Tch Rdng Lrnrs/Mild Disabiliti3
SPED 5373Teaching Students with Autism3
SPED 5378Rsrch & Applications in SPED3
Specialization Course 1:
SPED 5330Early Inter Young Child/Family3
or SPED 5370 Tch Sec Stdnts/Mild Disability
Total Hours24