Special Education, K-12 Grade (MA Degree, SPE)

The Master of Arts program in education in cross-categorical special education is designed to answer a growing need for qualified, dedicated, experienced professional teachers in the classrooms of our communities. The unique timeframe allows the freedom and flexibility to become licensed special education teachers and continue on to earn a Master of Arts degree in education, all within two years.

Beginning Requirements
SPE-612Gen Methods of Teaching Special Educat4
SPE-614Foundations of Special Education4
SPE-615Charac, Assmnt-Lrnrs With Disabilities3
SPE-601Field Experience Module Registration0
Intermediate Requirements
SPE-616Advocacy & Action3
SPE-608Literacy in Middle Childhood3
SPE-620Lang & Literacy Dev/Students W/Disabilit4
SPE-602Field Experience Module 11
SPE-603Field Experince Module 21
SPE-634ATchg Adapt-Stds W/Learning Disabilities4
or SPE-634B Tchg Adapt-Stds W/Emot & Beh Disabil
or SPE-634C Tchg Adapt-Stds W/Intellectual Disabil
SPE-635ACommunity Envir W/Learing Disabilities3
or SPE-635B Community Envir W/Emot/Beh Disabilities
or SPE-635C Community Envir W/Intellectual Disabil
AC-636A Vision of Teaching0
AC-640Portfolio Assessment0
Advanced Requirements
SPE-641Student Teaching9
SPE-675Student Teaching Seminar-SPE0
LTM-750Practicum3
Total Credits42
First Year, Fall
SPE-612Gen Methods of Teaching Special Educat (August term)4
SPE-614Foundations of Special Education4
SPE-615Charac, Assmnt-Lrnrs With Disabilities3
SPE-601Field Experience Module Registration0
First Year, Spring
SPE-616Advocacy & Action (January term)3
SPE-608Literacy in Middle Childhood3
SPE-620Lang & Literacy Dev/Students W/Disabilit4
SPE-602Field Experience Module 11
AC-636A Vision of Teaching0
Second Year, Summer
SPE-634ATchg Adapt-Stds W/Learning Disabilities4
or SPE-634B Tchg Adapt-Stds W/Emot & Beh Disabil
or SPE-634C Tchg Adapt-Stds W/Intellectual Disabil
SPE-635ACommunity Envir W/Learing Disabilities3
or SPE-635B Community Envir W/Emot/Beh Disabilities
or SPE-635C Community Envir W/Intellectual Disabil
SPE-604Methods of Mathematics3
AC-640Portfolio Assessment0
Second Year, Fall
SPE-641Student Teaching9
SPE-675Student Teaching Seminar-SPE0
Second Year, Spring
LTM-750Practicum3
Total Credits44