2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Moderate or Severe Disabilities: Individually Designed 33 credits

This is an individually-designed program for students who have a moderate or severe disabilities license, or those who are not seeking a license, who would like to design an advanced-level program in special education. It offers individuals an opportunity to pursue those studies most conducive to their own personal and intellectual growth.

Each student selects an area of concentration, and, with the help of a faculty advisor, constructs a tailored program in an area of interest, choosing courses from special education as well as from other program areas at the university. Suggested areas of concentration include: bilingual/ESL, technology and assistive technology, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, early childhood, curriculum development, assessment, and literacy.

Students are required to take a minimum of 15 credits in their area of concentration and ESPED 6116 Seminar in Special Education. Students in ESPED 6116 will define and reflect upon their goals and future directions in special education and complete a research or field-based project related to their area of concentration. The remaining credits in the program are elective credits.

Orientation Requirement: Accepted students must complete a new student orientation at the start of their first semester.

Program of Study

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Required Courses (3 credits):

ESPED 6116Seminar in Special Education


Area of Concentration (15 credits)

Electives (15 credits)