Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Core Courses
SPED 5106Literacy Instruction for Young Children with Disabilities3
SPED 5107Understanding and Using Special Education Research3
SPED 5108Assistive Technology and Universal Design3
SPED 5109Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
SPED 5187Graduate Assessment Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 5211Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities3
Specialized Pedagogy Courses for Concentration6
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Building Communication in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Disabilities
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Effective Teaching Strategies
Mild Disabilities
Students with Mild Disabilities: Effective Teaching Strategies
Effective Transition Practices for Students with Mild Disabilities
Severe Disabilities
Students with Mild to Severe Disabilities: Effective Teaching Strategies
Building Communication in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Disabilities
Practicum in Special Education6
Special Education Practicum 1
or Electives in Teacher Education
Total Credit Hours30

Culminating Events: There are no culminating events beyond coursework and/or practicum.

Clearance Requirements

Students enrolled in courses that require fieldwork or internships must submit updated child abuse, criminal and drug clearances every year. Learn more about submitting clearance requirements.