Master of Education in 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.  Participants are provided with an opportunity to apply knowledge through practical applications. 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).

The M.Ed. Special Education program provides graduate students with:

  • 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

The M.Ed. in Special Education degree plan requires 36 credit hours made up of 12 courses.  Graduate students may choose to 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.

Upon successful completion of the program, students can seek opportunities as special education director/department head, integrated curriculum developer/supervisor, assessment coordinator, or integrated classroom teacher.  This program does not automatically lead to certification. Applicants must review their state requirements for Special Education endorsement prior to enrollment.

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Dates:
October 9, 2017
Apply by September 11, 2017
November 20, 2017
Apply by October 23, 2017
Program Length: 36 Hours