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M.Ed. Program Pathways & Cost

Earn intervention specialist licensure in 10-16 months and your M.Ed. in Special Education between 14-24 months.

Program Pathways

Depending on background and interest, we have a program pathway that can work for you. The table highlights the course requirements and associated cost for each particular program pathway.

List of M.Ed. courses offerings
Course number Special education license only M.Ed. without licensure* M.Ed. + special education licensure M.Ed. + initial licensure
EDP 656 X X X
EDP 650A X X X
EDP 578 X X X
EDP 586 X X X
EDP 596 X X X
EDP 591 X X X
EDP 605 X X X
EDP 571 X X X
EDP 650K X X X
EDP 667 X X X
EDP 651 X X X
EDP 601 X X X
EDP 652 X X X
EDP 605F** X**
Electives* X*
Total credit hours 25 30* 37 49

* The M.Ed. without Licensure pathway is designed for students who either hold an existing Ohio K-12 Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist teaching license or students who may be seeking alternative licensure through the State of Ohio. An additional 18 hours may be comprised of special education, autism spectrum disorders, literacy, or other courses. A specific course plan of study is developed with, and approved by a departmental advisor.

** 12 hours of supervised field experience

Scholarships for Ohio K-12 Teachers

In partnership with Ohio's K–12 educators and in recognition of the important contribution they provide to the citizens of our state, Miami University offers the Ohio Teacher Education Access at Miami (TEAM) Scholarship. This scholarship lowers the cost of professional development and/or earning a graduate degree by reducing the instructional and general fees by 25%!

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Course Descriptions

EDP 656 Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities

Advanced analysis of each exceptionality from an educational point of view. Topics include inclusion, inter- and intra-individual differences comprising exceptionalities, issues surrounding identification, classification of individuals, society’s responses to exceptional individuals, and societal changes to develop the human potential of all persons.

Total credit hours: 3

EDP 650A Trends/Issues in Measurement

In-depth study of specific topics in education of exceptional children and youth. Maximum hours toward graduate degree in special education are 16. Topics will be announced.

Total credit hours: 3

EDP 578 Collaboration and the Law in Special Education

This course examines the legal aspects of special education and the procedural safeguards of students and their families. It emphasizes home-school relationships, resource assistance, and collaboration among stakeholders. It involves strategies for increasing collaboration and communication among parents, schools, and community service agencies to support each step within the special education process. Teacher candidates in this course will become familiar with special education law, including the Individualized Education Plan document and procedures, and will develop student goals and objectives.

Total credit hours: 3

EDP 596 Behavioral Interventions: Theory, Principles, and Techniques

Emphasizes theoretical foundations of the behavioral model with supporting research. Presents a variety of proactive techniques for increasing appropriate behavior and for prevention and reduction of problematic behaviors. Emphasizes positive, proactive treatment approaches using the least restrictive treatment model for individual and group interventions. Addresses applications for individuals with exceptionalities mild/moderate, moderate/intensive, and gifted.

Total credit hours: 3

EDP 591 Methods II: Learners with Mild to Moderate Disabilities

The content of this course will examine the roles assessment, instructional framework, and implementation of evidenced based practice have on the development and progress towards the academic and behavioral goals or students with Learning Disabilities, Mild Cognitive Disabilities and Behavior disorder. A lifespan view of intervention models that will support inclusive practices that provide access to general education curriculum will be explored.

Total credit hours: 3

EDP 605 Field Experience in Special Education

This course is compiled of a task menu that provides unique educator field experiences. There are three zones within the task menu, Required Forms and Responsibilities, Specially Designed Instruction, and Consultation and Collaboration). Students select tasks that total at least 25 field hours.

Total credit hours: 1

EDP 605F Supervised Field Experience: Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist

Full-time supervised field experience in student's area of specialization. Experience provided at early, middle, and/or adolescent levels within current program models and standards.

Total credit hours: 12

EDP 571 Literacy Seminar: Clinical

Problem-based seminar designed to provide opportunities for students to learn, practice, and evaluate instructional approaches to teaching literacy skills (reading, writing, and spelling) to school-age children with written language disabilities. Students receive intensive training in literacy and work in tutorial settings. Seminar discussions focus on issues of literacy skills, and approaches for working with these children.

Total credit hours: 3

EDP 667 Behavioral Statistics I

Basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. Stresses logical interpretation of results.

Total credit hours: 3

EDP 651 Educational Research

Introduction to and critical study of research practices and reporting processes.

Total credit hours: 3

EDP 601 Advanced Educational Psychology

Prepares student to critically evaluate existing educational practice and to innovate sound practices in light of theoretical and empirical findings of educational psychology.

Total credit hours: 3

EDP 652 Educational Research Practicum

Practicum in research.

Total credit hours: 3