Accelerated Master's in Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorder Emphasis

Accelerated Master's Degree Option

Before enrolling in a course to be counted as both undergraduate and graduate credit and to count a course toward the master's degree, a special education undergraduate student must be accepted into the accelerated program and receive prior approval from the Graduate Program Advisor, the Department Head of the Undergraduate program, and the Dean of the Graduate College. This is done by using a mixed credit form. Acceptance into the program and all approvals must be completed prior to the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the course(s). See the Graduate College for further information.

Admission Requirements for the Accelerated Option:

  1. Junior standing, with an overall GPA of 3.00 or better;
  2. Admission to Teacher Education;
  3. Completion of SPE 515 with a B or higher; and
  4. Acceptance of the applicant by the graduate faculty in Special Education under the accelerated master's option.

Mixed Credit Course Options

If accepted to the accelerated program, up to 12 hours of course work may apply to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including, but not limited to:

  • SPE 617*, Direct Instruction in Reading & Language Arts
  • SPE 618, Application of Applied Behavior Analysis & Interventions in Applied Settings
  • SPE 619*, Methods I:  Cognitive & Behavioral Teaching Approaches for Exceptional Learners
  • SPE 621*, Methods II:  Functional Living Skills and Health Issues

  • SPE 625, Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SPE 779*, Application of Technology in Special Education (would be designated as an elective for BSED

*Courses marked with asterisk (*) would be designated as an elective for MSED: SPE-ASD