Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Education: Special Education

Curriculum

Apply Now! The Master of Arts in Education program in adaptive special education is a thirty-three (33) credit program consisting of eleven required courses.

The program is designed to prepare teachers for a teaching endorsement in the area of adaptive special education at the level of their current teaching license. Thus the program prepares teachers who can effectively instruct children and youth who have learning problems and needs in the mild through moderate ranges.

Designed with current and future educators in mind, the program will let you:

  • Develop leadership skills to shape school improvement reform or shape change in your professional setting

  • Engage in collaborative study, research, and inquiry-based learning

  • Pursue professional renewal and growth, enhancing your career

  • Reflect on ethical and moral implications related to teaching

  • Research current educational issues and build an educational knowledge base

  • Understand contemporary issues in education and how they relate to instructional methods, leadership, program development, and performance assessment

  • Use the latest techniques to monitor and enhance student learning while developing their instructional practices

The Master of Arts in Education degree with a concentration in special education is a thirty-three (33) credit hour program. The program is designed to prepare teachers for a teaching endorsement in the area of adaptive special education at the level of their current teaching license. Thus the program prepares teachers who can effectively instruct children and youth who have learning problems and needs in the mild through moderate ranges.

Course Rotation

The Master of Arts in Education program in adaptive special education is a thirty-three credit program consisting of eleven required courses.

  • SPED 700 Introduction and Characteristics of Students with Adaptive Learning Needs

  • SPED 702 Adaptive Instructional Methods and Strategies K-6 and/or grades 5-8 or

  • SPED 703 Adaptive Instructional Methods and Strategies Grades 6-12

  • SPED 704 Adaptive Instructional Strategies and Methods Field Practicum

  • SPED 706 Collaborations with Parents and Agencies

  • SPED 708 Assessments of Students with Adaptive Learning Needs

  • SPED 710 Communication/Collaboration within the School Setting

  • SPED 712 Creating Optimal Learning Environments for Students with Adaptive Learning Needs

  • SPED 714 Inquiry, Data Collection, and Research

  • SPED 716 Advanced Practicum

  • SPED 720 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

  • SPED 722 Communication Disorders

A candidate who is employed to teach in a special education classroom may qualify for a provisional teaching license after completing the following courses:

  • SPED 700 Introduction and Characteristics of Students with Adaptive Learning Need

  • SPED 702 Adaptive Instructional Methods and Strategies or

  • SPED 703 (K-6, Grades 5-8, or Grades 6-12

  • SPED 704 Adaptive Instructional Strategies and Methods Field Practicum