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Plan of Study

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

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

Portfolio Requirements

Initial portfolios should be submitted after 12-15 credits. A student must have a passing first portfolio submission in order to apply for student teaching.

Final portfolios should be submitted one semester prior to the final semester in the program. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.

See Portfolio Guidelines