To successfully complete the Master of Science in special education program, you must complete the following 9 hours of core coursework:
Core requirements - 9 hrs
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|SFR 780*||Educational Research Methodology||3 hrs|
|SPE 780||Impact of Contemporary Issues & Diversity in Special Education||3 hrs|
|Research Seminar in Special Education
* Offered via internet or alternative delivery system based on availability.
Comprehensive Examination. Degree candidates must pass a comprehensive exam. Students completing the thesis option will complete an oral defense of their thesis for their comprehensive exam. Other masters students will complete a written exam using a computer. Students who live in another state who need to take the written comprehensive exam may be allowed to take the exam at an approved proctored site. Confer with faculty advisor regarding this option.
In addition to core classes, you will also be required to complete the requirements from an emphasis area of your choice:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Orientation and Mobility
- Visual Impairment
- Special Education Alternative Certification Track
Following completion of core course work and emphasis area classes, degree candidates must pass the comprehensive exam. If you are interested in the computerized option, please contact a faculty advisor in the special education department.