Special Education, Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Master of Education Non-Certification Option

The Master of Education Non-Certification option requires 30 credits.

Students complete the following courses:

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
EDSP600Issues and Trends in Educating Individuals with Disabilities3
Select two of the following:6
Quantitative Research Methods I
Single Subject Research Designs
Qualitative Methodologies in Special Education
EDSP673Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education3
or EDSP625 Seminar on Severely Handicapping Conditions
Remainder of coursework approved by advisor18
Total Credits30

Master of Education Certification Options

The Master of Education with Certification one-year option requires 38 credits. The two-year option includes Severe Disabilities Teacher Preparation and requires 50 credits.
Regardless of whether students choose the one-year or two-year option, all certification students must complete the following courses:

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
EDSP470Introduction to Special Education3
EDSP443Language and Literacy Acquisition in Children with Disabilities3
EDSP613Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education3
EDSP615Evaluation and Measurement of Exceptional Children and Youth3
EDSP616Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education I3
EDSP652Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Special Education3
EDSP683Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics in Special Education3
EDSP687Family Partnerships in Special Education3
EDSP690Teacher Candidate Research Seminar in Special Education3
EDSP692Graduate Internship I: Elementary/Middle Special Education2
EDSP695Graduate Internship II: Elementary/Middle Special Education3
Total Credits32

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. http://www.education.umd.edu/CHSE/academics/degree_programs/agsEDSP.html