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CatalogGraduateSchool of EducationMSSSME in Special Education K-12 Thesis Option License in Education but not in Special Education

Master of Education in Special Education K-12. Thesis Option. License in Education but not in Special Education

Major RequirementsCredits
Master of Education in Special Education K-12. Thesis Option. License in Education but not in Special Education 
Total Credit Hours45
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.  Overall minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work or minimum 2.75 on 4.0 scale in last 60 hours of study which may include no more than 12 hours graduate study.  Provide scores from either the GRE general section or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years.  Submit three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate student's ability to pursue graduate study in education.  Must have at least a Standard Professional I license in Education. Initial licensure (A-level) requirements in SPED: General Curriculum must be completed prior to completing MEd program.                  
Professional Core12
EDUC  610  And  EDUC  641  And  EDUC  650  And  EDUC  690  EDUC 690 is a prerequisite for SPED 698 and must be one of first 6 semester hours earned as an M.Ed. degree-seeking graduate student in the School of Education.    
Specialization Core15
SPED  580  And  SPED  600  And  SPED  615  And  SPED  646    
Guided Electives6
Students without licensure in Special Education should take SPED 515 and 518 as their guided electives.
Students may apply for initial license in SPED:General Curriculum after completing above courses and after successfully completing the required PRAXIS II Exams (5511 OR 0511 and 5543 OR 0543). 
Choose one of the following concentration options in consultation with an advisor.
Choose Specific Learning Disabilities Option. SPED  523  And  SPED  635  Or Choose Mental Disabilities Option.  SPED  536  And  SPED  634  Or Choose Behavioral-Emotional Disabilities Option.  SPED  538  And  SPED  639  
Product of Learning6
SPED  698  Should be taken during last two regular semesters of coursework.    
PRAXIS/NCEL Requirements
See PRAXIS/NCEL Requirements on Department of Middle Grades, Secondary, and Specialized Subjects Catalog Page.   


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