Admission and Program Requirements

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Admissions criteria

  1. Completion of the baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A personal statement that addresses the applicant's professional career goals and how the program will help accomplish these goals.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.
  4. A brief resume or curriculum Vita.
  5. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 79 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a 6.0 on the International English Language System (IELTS).

Course requirements

Previous coursework will be evaluated by program coordinator and prerequisite exceptions will be made based off of course content and knowledge.

Required courses - 12 hours total

Required courses
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SPE 619 Methods I: Cognitive and Behavioral Teaching Approaches for Exceptional Learners 3 hrs
SPE 660 Working with Families of Exceptional Individuals 3 hrs
SPE 710 Problems in Special Education 3 hrs
SPE 780 Impact of Contemporary Issues and Diversity in Special Education 3 hrs