M.S. Ed. in Childhood General/Special Education - Sample Curriculum

Below is a sample course curriculum for our M.S. Ed. in Childhood General/ Special Education. This program is designed for individuals who hold their bachelor's degree in another field. Courses are subject to change.

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
EDU 501 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDU 520 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 528 Language, Culture, Literacy 3
EDU 529 Literacy Instruction for Children with Special Needs 3
EDU 531 Mathematics for Students with Special Needs 2
EDU 525 Methods for Teaching Science and Social Studies 3
EDU 541 Classroom Management for SPED 2
EDU 551 Assessment in Special Education 3
EDU 552 Differentiated Instruction 2
EDU 553 Instructional and Assistive Technology 3
EDU 554 Inclusion/Collaboration: Working with Communities and Families 2
EDU 581 Development of Students with Special Needs 3
EDU 600 Research Seminar 3
EDU 557 Teaching Students with Autism and Severe Disabilities 3
EDU 683 Student Teaching Seminar 6
  Total Credits 44

Additional Requirements: Professional Writing and Critical Reading Seminar (Year 1)

Additional requirements for students seeking initial certification:

  • Child Abuse Workshop
  • School Violence Workshop
  • DASA Workshop