Accelerated MSEd Early Childhood Special Education Degree Plan: Special Education Majors

The following is a sample schedule for this degree – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

How to earn undergraduate and graduate credit

Full admission into the program

Gain full admission into the early childhood special education graduate program by:

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SPE 618 Application of Applied Behavior Analysis and Interventions in Applied Settings 3
SPE 625 Introduction to Teaching and Assessing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPE 517 Direct Instruction in Reading and Language Arts 3
SPE 450 Methods of Teaching Mathematics to Exceptional Individuals 3
GEC 116 (Public Affairs, Public Issue) 3
ENG 334 Literature for Children 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SPE 519 Methods I: Cognitive and Behavioral Teaching Approaches for Exceptional Learners 3
SPE 521 Methods II: Functional Living Skills and Health Issues 3
RDG 420 Methods of Assessing and Personalizing Reading and Writing 3
RDG 421 Practicum-Methods of Assessing and Personalizing Reading and Writing 2
SPE 782 Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities 4
SPE 792 Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Students with Disabilities Lab 2
Total hours17

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SPE 497 Practicum: K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education 4
SPE 550 Career/Vocational Education and Transition 3
SPE 660 Working with Families of Exceptional Individuals 3
SPE 779 Application of Technology in Special Education 3
SPE 584 Language Development of Exceptional Students 2
CFD 110 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SPE 495 Supervised Teaching-Special Education 9
SPE 496 Seminar: Supervised Teaching-Special Education 3
Total hours12

Ninth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CFD 705 Growth and Development: Infancy through Early Childhood 3
ECE 725 Inquiry in Early Childhood and Family Development 3
CFD 663 Administration of Programs for Children and Families 3
SPE 623 Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Special Education 3
Total hours12

Tenth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ECE 731 Advanced Curriculum Development for Early Childhood Programs 3
SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology 3
ECE 675 Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children and Families in Early Childhood 3
ECE 771 Proposal Development 4
SPE 671 Clinical Practicum in Special Education 1-3
Total hours11-13

Eleventh semester (summer)

CoursesHours
ECE 762 Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Development 3
Total hours3

The following courses count towards both undergraduate and graduate requirements:

  • SPE 618
  • SPE 625
  • SPE 660
  • SPE 779