Master of Special Education
The M.Ed. Special Education program provides graduate students:
- a functional foundation in historical and current issues pertinent to the field of special education
- curriculum modifications for instruction and assessment based upon theory, research, and exploration
- opportunity to demonstrate competency and apply knowledge through practical applications
Graduates can seek opportunities as:
- special education director/department head
- integrated curriculum developer/supervisor
- assessment coordinator
- integrated classroom teacher
You may write a thesis which substitutes for 6 credit hours. Successful completion of the Lamar Proficiency Exam in Special Education is required as a comprehensive exam.
This program does not automatically lead to certification.
Review your state requirements for Special Education endorsement prior to enrollment.
This degree program is aligned with standards developed by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC): Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES).
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Required Core Courses
Required Core Courses for Degree
PEDG 5310 Research/Current Issues in Education
PEDG 5340 Normal Human Growth and Development
PEDG 5344 School Law
SPED 5350 The Learning Process
SPED 5334 Tests, Measurement, And Evaluation
SPED 5361 Survey of Exceptional Learners
SPED 5388 Reading & Language Arts for the Exceptional Learner
SPED 5375 Content Area Reading
SPED 5362 Psycho-educational Evaluation Of Exceptional Children
SPED 5364 Behavior Modification and Contingency Management of Disabled Learners
SPED 5365 Instructional Processes with Exceptional Children
SPED 5366 Modification of Curriculum And Instruction For The Atypical Learner