College of Education and Health Professions
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Education and Health Professions and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Master of Arts in Teaching
Special Education General Curriculum with Reading

Area 1 Foundations Required Hours: 9
EDCI 6225 American Education
EDCI 6226 Instructional Applications
EDCI 6227 Foundations of Education: Human Development, Motivation & Learning
EDCI 6228 Special Education

Area 2 Teaching Field Studies Required Hours: 36
SPED 6785 Acquisition and Analysis of Special Education Information
SPED 6786 Special Educator as User and Disseminator of Information
SPED 6189 Nature & Characteristics of Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities
SPED 6295 Specific Strategies for Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities
SPED 6265 Advanced Assessment of Exceptional Children/Youth
SPED 6269 Assistive Technology for Exceptional Learners
SPED 6125 Managing Students with Behavior Problems
SPED 6796 Trends and Issues in Special Education

Reading Concentration:
EDRG 6148 Psychology of Reading
EDRG 6245 Assessment and Classroom Instruction (or Equivalent Reading Course)
EDRG 6759 Classroom Literacy Seminar
EDRG 6116 Integrating Literacy Strategies in the Middle Grades or Secondary
EDRG 6118 Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading in Early Childhood

Area 3 Graduate Core Required Hours: 3
EDUF 6116 Research Methods

Area 4 The Practice of Education Required Hours: 11-15 hours
EDUF 6125 Classroom Management
EDUT 6105 Technology Infusion
EDCI 6698 Teaching Internship (2 semesters - 6 hrs.)
EDCI 6485 Student Teaching (one semester - 10 hrs.)
SPED 6419 Practicum in Mild and Moderate Disabilities

Other Requirements: EDUC 6000 Exit Exam

Total Required Hours: 63-67