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Degree Requirements

M.S.Ed. in Childhood Special Education (1-6) and Literacy (Birth-6)

(46 Credits)

Prerequisite: Prior Certification in Childhood Education

Tier I: Core Courses (9 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3

Before Tier II, students must:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrating competence in writing
  • Satisfactory completion of initial portfolio submission

Tier II: Special Education and Literacy Courses (33 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 600 Introduction to Students with Learning Problems 3
TED 605 Teaching Students with Learning Problems 3
TED 610 Assessing Students with Literacy and Learning Problems 3
TED 615 Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings 3
TED 525 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 1-6 3
TED 625 Interventions in Reading 3
TED 640 Phonological Awareness and Beginning Reading Instruction 3
TED 620 Collaboration in Inclusive Settings 3
TED 645 Methods for Teaching Writing 3
TED 710 Practicum in Literacy for Students with Learning Problems K-6 3
TED Education Elective 3

Tier III: Field Experiences (4 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 720
OR
TED 721
Seminar and Student Teaching in Special Education
OR
Seminar and Supervised Teaching in Special Education
4

• Successful completion of appropriate Content Specialty Tests in Literacy and in Students with Disabilities
• Final portfolios should be submitted during the student teaching or supervised teaching semester. Portfolios needed to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be awarded.
• 3 hour autism seminar