Master of Science in Special Education (without certification)
The Masters of Education in Special Education without certification requires 36 hours of coursework aimed at preparing educators and practitioners in the foundations of Special Education without state teaching certification.
Learning Goals and Objectives
Objective 1.1: The student will be able to identify individual differences and to respond to the needs of individuals with exceptionalities.
Objective 1.2: The student will be able to use general and specialized content knowledge for teaching across curricular content areas to individualize learning for individuals with exceptionalities.
Objective 2.1: The student will demonstrate the ability to use motivational and instructional interventions to teach individuals with exceptionalities how to adapt to different environments.
Objective 2.2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of ways to collaborate with general educators and other colleagues to create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments to engage individuals with exceptionalities in meaningful learning activities and social interactions.
Objective 3.1: The student will be able to select and use technically sound formal and informal assessments that minimize bias.
Objective 3.2: The student will assess performance and provide feedback.
Objective 4.1: The student will be able to identify an individual’s abilities, interests, learning environments, and cultural and linguistic factors in the selection, development, and adaptation of learning experiences for individuals with exceptionalities.
Objective 4.2: The student will be able to use strategies and technology to enhance language development and communication skills of individuals with exceptionalities.
Objective 5.1: The student will demonstrate an understanding that diversity is a part of families, cultures, and schools, and that complex human issues can interact with the delivery of special education services.
Objective 5.2: The student will demonstrate the ability to develop a variety of education and transition plans for individual with exceptionalities across a wide range of settings and different learning experiences in collaboration with individuals, families and teams
The course of study consists of:
|SPE 630||Design&Tech Differentiated Ins||3|
|SPE 700||SpecialEducation Law/Policy||3|
|SPE 701||Cog Proc: Resrch Brain Studies||3|
|SPE 702||Culturally Responsive Teaching||3|
|Choose 8 electives as approved bby the graduate director or advisor. These can be drawn from Special Education courses including those leading to:|
|Intro ASD: Caus Diag & Advoc|
and FE Intro to ASD
|Aug & Alt Com & Soc Stratg|
and FE Aug & Alt Com & Soc Stratg
|Evid Based Prac: AI&I Method|
and FE Evid Based Prac AI&I Method
|Autism: Behv Manag Approaches|
and FE Aut: Behv Manag Approaches
|Wilson Reading Certificate|
|WRP: Intro Multisens Lang Inst|
|WRP: Int Instr- NonRepsRdr 1-3|
|WRP: Int Instr- NonRepsRdr 4-6|
|WRP: Int Instr- NonRepsRdrPrac|
|Applied Behavioral Analysis Concentration|
|Basic Prin. of Behavr Analysis|
|Applied Behavior Analysis|
|Behavior Analysis: Consult|
|Clinical Behavior Analysis|
|Ethics in Behavior Analysis|
Note: The Wilson Reading Certificate and the Applied Behavior Analysis track require either a practicum or extensive clinical hours.