2018-2019 Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, MA

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Students may earn the Master of Arts degree in Special Education after completing a minimum of 33 specified credit hours as outlined in their graduate plan. In the final course (SPED 5090 Applied Research Project) students complete an applied research project. Students must complete additional coursework as outlined on their graduate plan to be eligible for licensure.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop new special education knowledge and translate special education and related research into practice.
  • Promote and model excellence in special education practice.
  • Use assessment data to plan instruction, monitor student progress, and determine effectiveness of instruction.
  • Work collaboratively with general educators and communicate in an effective, professional manner with parents, staff, administrators, students and related service personnel.


  • Christi Kasa, Ph.D., Associate Professor
  • Scott Kupferman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Laura Marshall, M.A., Senior Instructor

Application and Admission Process

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Course Requirements

The Master of Arts in Special Education requires 33 credits to be completed at the graduate level. Students must complete 18 credits of core classes and 15 credits of elective coursework. This is an MA only and does not result in recommendation for a teaching license.

Core Courses - 18 Credit Hours

*SPED 5090 should be one of the final courses taken to complete the MA in Special
Education. LEAD 5700 should be taken early on in the student’s program.

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