Curriculum Requirements

Special Education Core Courses12
Cognitive Psychology In Special Education
Disability And Diversity: Critical Views
Current Issues In Special Education
Research in Special Education
Research Competency Requirement15
Introduction to Research
Select 12 credit hours of research methods including quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods approaches. 1
Student Diversity Requirement9
Select 9 credit hours on student social, cultural and demographic diversity including: 2
Issues and Trends in Multicultural Education
6 credit hours focused on specific dimensions of diversity from an allied field. 2
Foundations Requirement6
6 credit hours of foundations:
The Social and Cultural Foundation of Education
Introduction to the Learning Sciences
Pro-Seminar Requirement3
Professional Seminar
Electives Requirement15
Select 15 credit hours of electives meant to provide greater focus on field of specialization 2
Dissertation Requirement12
Pre-Candidacy to Dissertation Research.
Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research.
Total Credit Hours72

Additional research courses to be selected in consultation with the student’s Supervisory Committee.


See Graduate Program Director for guidance.