This degree prepares individuals to work with students with disabilities in collaborative school environments. The course of study consists of 30-36 credits over six terms (one year that includes two summers). The program accommodates both working teachers and individuals seeking initial teacher certification in special education.
The initial certification option includes 6-credit hours of student teaching. The State approved program provides competencies for initial certification in K-12 special education with reading and ESOL endorsement.
There is 70% scholarship opportunity sponsored by the School of Education and Human Development. The School makes these awards at the same time as final admissions decisions are made.
|TAL 606||Issues and Strategies for ESOL||3|
or TAL 683 Introduction to Theories and Practice of TESOL
|TAL 608||Language Development for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students||3|
or TAL 686 Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition
|TAL 614||Assessment in Special Education||3|
|TAL 629||Educating Exceptional Students||3|
|TAL 634||Language and Reading Instruction||3|
or TAL 647 Language and Early Reading Instruction
|TAL 635||Inclusive Models of Teaching||3|
|TAL 636||Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology Strategies for Transition||3|
|TAL 654||STEM Methods for Diverse Learners||3|
|TAL 668||Human Development, Learning and Schooling||3|
|TAL 677||Applied Research in Education||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
|Students seeking initial teacher certification in Special Education|
|TAL 621||Student Teaching in the Elementary School||6|
|or TAL 622||Student Teaching in the Secondary School.|
|Total Credit Hours||36|