Special Education, M.Ed.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 35-37

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 33

Program Code: M855 Q628; Online M856 Q628

Thesis Option

Required Courses
EDSP 5013Special Education Instructional Methods and Programs3
EDSP 5143Applied Behavior Analysis in School Settings3
EDSP 5163Collaboration, Accommodations, and Modifications3
EDSP 5183Advanced Assessment3
EDSP 6123Contemporary Issues/Research3
EIPT 5033Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education3
or EDSP 6023 Single-Case Research Design
Electives
Choose a minimum of 9 hours of graduate courses in Special Education9
Choose a minimum of 6 hours of additional graduate electives approved by faculty advisor6
Thesis
EDSP 5980Research for Master's Thesis2-4
Total Credit Hours35-37

Non-Thesis Option

The non-thesis degree is a coursework-only degree; a non-thesis examination is not required

Required Courses
EDSP 5013Special Education Instructional Methods and Programs3
EDSP 5143Applied Behavior Analysis in School Settings3
EDSP 5163Collaboration, Accommodations, and Modifications3
EDSP 5183Advanced Assessment3
EDSP 6123Contemporary Issues/Research3
EIPT 5033Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education3
or EDSP 6023 Single-Case Research Design
Electives
Choose a minimum of 9 hours of graduate courses in Special Education9
Choose a minimum of 6 hours of additional graduate electives approved by faculty advisor6
Total Credit Hours33

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.