M.Ed. - Special Education

The Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education with concentrations in High and Low Incidence Disabilities. This program is intended for students who have concentrated their previous academic work in the field of Education and are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in preparation to meet the educational needs of learners with high or low incidence disabilities.

The applicant should confer with his/her faculty advisor to determine which specialization he/she will pursue.

Capstone Project

Students will be required to conduct research and develop a project relevant to their local community or schools with regard to the education of students with special needs. The research project should reflect adherence to professional ethical research standards.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate or equivalent
  • Three (3) years of teaching experience by time of program completion.

All options require a valid Texas Teaching Certificate in Generic Special Education.

Degree Plan

M.Ed. - Special Education with Concentration

Required Credits: 36

Special Education Core Requirements
Required Courses:
EDPC 5310Applied Research Design for Ed3
SPED 5320Spec Ed-Historical Legal Basis3
SPED 5321Topics CLD Ed for Lrnr w/Sp Nd3
SPED 5330Early Inter Young Child/Family3
SPED 5347Wrkng/Parents Lrnrs Sp. Needs3
SPED 5361Applied Behavior Analysis3
SPED 5378Rsrch & Applications in SPED3
Select one of the following concentrations15
Total Hours36


High Incidence Disabilities

Special Education- High Incidence Disabilities
Required courses:
EDPC 5334Classroom Based Appraisal3
SPED 5337Assessment: Disability3
SPED 5340Learning Theories Across Life3
SPED 5345Interv Stud w/High Incid Disab3
SPED 5369Tch Rdng Wrt Mth/Lrns Hgh Inc3
Total Hours15

 Low Incidence Disabilities

Special Education- Low Incidence Disabilities
Required courses:
SPED 5331Altern Classroom Based Assess3
SPED 5336Motor Dev/Adapted PE3
SPED 5363Curr Trnd & Iss Addr Chall Beh3
SPED 5371Teach Student/Low Incident Dis3
SPED 5374Lang Disorders & Augment Comm3
Total Hours15