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

All tracks within the Special Education M.Ed. require that students successfully complete a master's seminar paper. 

Special Education (Non-Certification)

The following courses are completed on the College Park campus:

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

Elementary/Middle School Special Education (certification) 

The following courses are completed on the College Park campus:

Course Title Credits
EDSP470Introduction to Special Education3
EDSP443Language and Literacy Acquisition in Children with Disabilities3
EDSP615Evaluation and Measurement of Exceptional Children and Youth3
EDSP616Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education I3
EDSP692Graduate Internship I: Elementary/Middle Special Education2
EDSP684Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education II3
EDSP613Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education3
EDSP652Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Special Education3
EDSP687Family Partnerships in Special Education3
EDSP695Graduate Internship II: Elementary/Middle Special Education6
EDSP690Teacher Candidate Research Seminar in Special Education3
EDSP683Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics in Special Education3
Total Credits38

Elementary/Middle School and Severe Disabilities (Certification)

The following courses are completed on the College Park campus:

Course Title Credits
EDSP470Introduction to Special Education3
or EDSP411 Universal Design for Learning
EDSP613Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education3
EDSP602Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities I3
EDSP443Language and Literacy Acquisition in Children with Disabilities3
EDSP652Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Special Education3
EDSP615Evaluation and Measurement of Exceptional Children and Youth3
EDSP616Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education I3
EDSP603Instruction of Students with Physical Disabilities3
EDSP614Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities II3
EDSP683Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics in Special Education3
EDSP692Graduate Internship I: Elementary/Middle Special Education2
EDSP684Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education II3
EDSP604Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder3
EDSP687Family Partnerships in Special Education3
EDSP695Graduate Internship II: Elementary/Middle Special Education6
EDSP690Teacher Candidate Research Seminar in Special Education3
Total Credits50

Severe Disabilities (certification) 

The following courses are completed on the College Park campus:

Course Title Credits
EDSP602Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities I3
EDSP604Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder3
EDSP625Seminar on Severely Handicapping Conditions3
EDSP687Family Partnerships in Special Education3
EDSP402Field Placement: Severe Disabilities I3
or EDSP411 Universal Design for Learning
EDSP603Instruction of Students with Physical Disabilities3
EDSP606Advanced Study in Inclusive Practices in The Schools3
EDSP614Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities II3
EDSP670Single Subject Research Designs3
Electives6
Total Credits33

Severe Disabilities with Focus Autism Spectrum Disorder (Certification)

The following courses are completed off-campus:

Course Title Credits
EDSP602Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities I3
EDSP603Instruction of Students with Physical Disabilities3
EDSP604Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder3
EDSP606Advanced Study in Inclusive Practices in The Schools3
EDSP614Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities II3
EDSP687Family Partnerships in Special Education3
EDSP690Teacher Candidate Research Seminar in Special Education3
EDSP612Transition Methods and Disability Systems3
EDSP613Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education3
EDSP670Single Subject Research Designs3
or HESP627 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
EDSP678Seminar in Special Education ((Technology with ASD))3
EDSP625Seminar on Severely Handicapping Conditions3
Total Credits36