Program Requirements

Forty-three hours of graduate level courses (below) are required to earn a K-12 special education professional educator license. To earn a masters following certification, a teacher candidate must successfully complete Methods of Educational Research (4). A GPA of 3.25 (4.0) is necessary for advancement.


Special Education Professional Educator License (K-12)
Core Courses

Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
Beginning Field Experience (0)
Educational Psychology (3)
Assessment & Diagnosis in Special Education (3)
Legal & Historical Foundation in Special Education (3)
Survey of the Exceptional Individual (3)
Development & Characteristics of Individuals with Special Needs (3)
Intermediate Field Experience (0)
Specialized Curriculum & Methods in Special Education (3)
Classroom Assessment (3)
Early Childhood Special Education (3)
Methods of Teaching Reading/Language Arts (2)
Methods of Teaching Elementary School Math (2)
Consultation, Collaboration & Transition in Special Education (3)
Advanced Field Experience (8)
Professional Growth Seminar (1)

Licensure Total 43 semester hours

Methods of Educational Research (4)

M.Ed. (Master’s Degree) Total 47 semester hours


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