Master of Special Education

The Master of Education in Special Education equips individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to become effective educators of diverse learners.  The course of study provides graduate students with information necessary for developing modifications of a wide range of educational components such as content knowledge, methods of instruction, and assessment through adaptation of materials, processes, and research-based interventions. 

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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Dates:
August 22, 2016
Apply by July 25, 2016
October 3, 2016
Apply by September 6, 2016
Program Length: 36 Hours

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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