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.

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.

Curriculum Requirements

TAL 606Issues and Strategies for ESOL3
or TAL 608 Language Development for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students
TAL 614Assessment in Special Education3
TAL 629Educating Exceptional Students3
TAL 634Language and Reading Instruction3
or TAL 647 Language and Early Reading Instruction
TAL 635Inclusive Models of Teaching3
TAL 636 Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology Strategies for Transition3
TAL 668Human Development, Learning and Schooling3
TAL 677 Applied Research in Education3
TAL 678 Methods for Teaching Math to Diverse Learners3
TAL 681 Principles of Curriculum Development and Classroom Management for TESOL3
Total Credit Hours30