Master of Education in Special Education

Course Requirements

  • COUN 6013 Human Relations
  • EDUC 5053 Introduction to Education Research
  • EDUC 6753 Applied Research
  • SPED 6613 Individualized Diagnostic Assessment I
  • SPED 6623 Individualized Diagnostic Assessment II
  • SPED 6633 Vocational, Motor Skills, and Assistive Technology Assessment
  • SPED 6913 Special Education Law
  • SPED 6943 Practicum in Special Education
  • SPED 6953 Seminar in Special Education
  • SPED 6963 Foundations of Special Education Leadership

  • Plus six (6) hours of electives as approved by the program coordinator.

    For students who do not have an undergraduate major in special education, the current program consists of 36 semester hours plus 12 hours of required leveling courses. Each candidate is required to complete a satisfactory research paper related directly to some phase of the graduate program.

Leveling Courses

  • SPED 3313 Cognitive Disorders
  • SPED 3513 Behavior Management
  • SPED 3613 Exceptional Individuals
  • SPED 4123 Assessment

Required Graduate Courses

  • COUN 6013 Human Relations
  • EDUC 5053 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6753 Applied Research
  • SPED 5613 Foundations of Special Education
  • SPED 5813 Reading for Disabled Readers
  • SPED 6013 Teaching Strategies for Affective Disorders
  • SPED 6033 Early Childhood Special Education
  • SPED 6613 Individualized Diagnostic Assessment I
  • SPED 6633 Vocational, Motor Skills, and Assistive Technology Assessment
  • SPED 6913 Special Education Law
  • SPED 6953 Seminar in Special Education


  • Three (3) hours of approved electives (NOTE: Educational Diagnostician Certification requires SPED 6623 Individual Diagnostic Assessment II, which may be taken as the elective.)