Requirements and Details

Total Program: 36 semester hours

Core Courses: 21 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 504 Methods of Research 3
SPED 501 Assessment: Advanced Professional Awareness and Skills 3
SPED 502 Bio-Neurology and Neurodiversity 3
SPED 504 Current Issues Policies and SPED 3
SPED 505 Advanced Positive Behavior Support: Theory and Practice 3
SPED 507 Advanced Curriculum 3
SPED 508 Life Cycle and Transitions 3

Specializations: 12 semester hours

Specializations are available in Autism, Early Childhood Special Education Authorization, Teaching in Higher Education, At Risk and Incarcerated Youth, Co-Teaching and Cooperative Learning, Special Education Leadership and Advanced Professional Roles in Special Education, and other areas of interest.

Culminating Activity: 3 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SPED 596 Graduate Seminar 3
  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  2. GPA of 3.0 of higher in credential or last year of undergraduate degree.
  3. Passing score on admissions interview