This is a graduate program that leads to a Master of Education degree in Special Education. Applicants are required to present evidence of previous successful experience in working with students and a commitment to teaching students with disabilities.
A maximum of 9 credits in special education may be accepted when non-matriculated students make application to the special education program.
Each student is required to have a program-planning sheet approved by their advisor on file. A candidate is required to obtain a minimum grade of B in each course. Courses with a grade less than B must be repeated. A grade of F in any course will automatically dismiss that student from the program.
Applicants interested in special education certification must present transcripts that demonstrate that the following courses or their equivalents have been taken at an undergraduate or graduate level:
If the applicant's transcript does not show evidence of having taken these or comparable courses, the courses will be treated as a deficiency (i.e., required background course that must be taken before receiving full admission to the program).
Requirements (33 crs.)
Prerequisites (Introduction to Exceptionalities, Assessment, Inclusion and English Language Learners) must be taken if transcripts do not show evidence of prior completion.