Special Education- Master of Education

For information contact:
Department of Educational Psychology
201 McGuffey (513-529-6621)

The degree serves two purposes: 1) to provide required coursework to lead to initial teaching license in mild/moderate special education; and 2) to provide advanced coursework for teachers already licensed in special education. Within the licensure component of the degree there are options for both educators who are currently licensed and for students who do not currently hold a teaching license in any area.

Program requirements

Pathway 1

(resulting in a Master's degree for educators already holding a current teaching license in a non-special education area):

EDP 571 Literacy Seminar: Clinical (3)

EDP 572 Literacy Seminar: Practicum (3)

EDP 578 Consultation and Collaboration in Special Education (3)

EDP 596 Behavioral Interventions: Theory, Principles, and Techniques (3)

EDP 601 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)

EDP 650 Seminar in Special Education (3)

EDP 651 Educational Research (3)

EDP 652 Educational Research Practicum (3)

EDP 656 Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)

EHS 667 Behavioral Statistics (3)

Educators must have 12 total hours of reading courses; depending on the area of licensure, they may need to supplement earned hours with additional reading courses.

Pathway 2

(a Master's degree for students who do not hold a current teaching license in any area):

All courses from Pathway 1 and

Additional reading courses (6 hours)

Methods courses (6 hours)

Student teaching (12 hours)

Pathway 3

(a Master's degree for students who are currently licensed in special education):

Current curriculum

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