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Master's in Special Education Curriculum

The curriculum of the Special Education Master's degree is designed for general educators who wish to meet the demands of educating students with special needs in a variety of school environments. You will have the ability to apply the skills you have developed immediately in your career.

Pre-requisite for Special Education Certification Program: Level 1 certification in Early Childhood Development and/or Elementary Education and/or Secondary Education

Special Education Core Courses

  • SPE 600 Current Issues in Special Education: Theoretical Practice and Procedures
  • SPE 608 Families, Schools, and Communities: Communication and Collaboration
  • SPE 602 Diagnostic Assessment and Progress Monitoring
  • SPE 603 Theory and Instructional Practice: Students with High Incidence Disabilities
  • SPE 604 Research-based Models and Procedures: Literacy, Written and Oral Language, and Reading in the Content Areas
  • SPE 605 Research-based Models and Procedures: Mathematics and Science Procedures
  • SPE 612 Inclusive Classroom Practices
  • SPE 606 Theory and Instructional Practice: Students with Emotional/Social and Behavioral Disorders
  • SPE 607 Theory and Instructional Practice: Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

Special Education Advanced Elective Courses

  • SPE 601 Technology and Instructional Design for Differentiated Instruction
  • SPE 700 Special Education School Law and Policy
  • SPE 701 Cognitive Processes: Research-based Brain Studies for the Educator
  • SPE 702 Culturally Responsive Teaching Structured Language Instruction

View the Special Education Course Descriptions

Wilson Reading Program Level 1 Courses

  • SPE 710 Wilson Reading Program: Introduction to Multisensory Structured Language Instruction (1 credit)
  • SPE 711 Wilson Reading Program: Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Basic Word Study 1-3) (3 credits)
  • SPE 712 Wilson Reading Program: Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Basic Word Study 4-6) (3 credits)
  • SPE 713 Wilson Reading Program: Clinical Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Practicum) (3 credits)

View the Wilson Reading System® Course Descriptions

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