Special Education, Master of Arts (M.A.)

Thesis option only: 36 credits required

Students enrolled in the master's program in special education may earn the Master of Arts degree which requires a thesis or the Master of Education degree which may or may not include teacher certification.

Students complete the following courses:

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
EDSP600Issues and Trends in Educating Individuals with Disabilities3
EDSP799Master's Thesis Research6
Select two of the following:6
Quantitative Research Methods I
Single Case Research Designs in Education
Qualitative Methodologies in Special Education
EDSP673Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education3
or EDSP625 Evidence Based Practices for Individuals with Significant Disabilities
Remainder of coursework approved by advisor18
Total Credits36