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Program Requirements

There are a variety of program sequences an individual can take to obtain the M.A. degree and ASD or LD endorsement. These sequences depend on a student’s previous education and teaching certification. Please refer to ASD or LD program tracks and check with the M.A. program coordinator.

Students must complete 30-36 credits distributed as follows:

1. Special Education M.A. Program Courses

  • CEP 801A: Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education (3 cr.)
  • CEP 803A: Assessment of Students with Mild Disabilities (3 cr.)
  • CEP 840: Policies, Practices and Perspectives in Special Ed (3 cr.)
  • CEP 841: Classroom and Behavior Management (3 cr.)
  • CEP 842: Content Area Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities (3 cr.)
  • CEP 843: Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 cr.)
  • CEP 844: Applied Behavior Analysis I (3 cr.)
  • CEP 845: ASD: Assessment and Intervention (3 cr.)
  • CEP 846: ASD: Advanced Topics (3 cr.)
  • CEP 850: Technology and Literacy for Students with Mild Disabilities (3 cr.)
  • TE 846: Accommodating Diffs Literacy Learners (3 cr.)

2. Practicum & Internship (3-6 credits)
Complete 3-9 credits in course work selected from one of the following:
MA + ASD Endorsement

MA + LD Endorsement

  • CEP 894G: Special Ed Practicum: Teaching Students with LD (3 cr.)*
  • CEP 894G: Special Ed Practicum Teaching Students with LD (3 cr.)*
  • CEP 893F: Special Ed Internship: Teaching Students with LD (3 cr.)

For more information about the practicum & internship requirements, please see the ASD Program Handbook or LD Program Handbook.

3. Electives

Three (3) additional credits of electives as approved by the student’s academic advisor. (For more information about electives, please speak with the M.A. program coordinator.)

4. Final Evaluation

All students must complete a Final Evaluation instead of a comprehensive exam. For the SPED MA program’s required final evaluation, students will be required to complete a course project that summarizes their work in the master’s program