The Special Education concentration assists regular classroom teachers who serve special needs students, teachers who may be considering a Education Specialist Credential, and administrators and curriculum specialists who desire to strengthen their special education expertise. This program can be taken on-campus, online, or a combination of both. Successful completion of the first four courses provides the graduate student an institution-sponsored Special Education Certificate. With a fifth course, SEED597: Independent Study in Special Education (3 units), students can fulfill a 15-unit concentration in Special Education.
The Master of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Special Education is a 38-unit program that can be completed in 2–3 years while teaching full time. View program sheet (PDF).
The program has three distinct elements:
SEED 554: Professional Writing (3)
SEED 502: Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
SEED 524: Research in Culture and Intercultural Instruction (3)
TTBE 732: Life of Christ (3)
SEED 501: Philosophy and Values in School and Society (3)
SEED 504: Advanced Curriculum and Instruction (3)
SEED 596: Professional Development Module (1)
SEED 503: Educational Research and Statistics (3)
Special Education Coursework
SEED 561: Issues in Special Education (3)
SEED 562: Assessment and Evaluation of Exceptional Learners (3)
SEED 563: Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities in Inclusive Settings (3)
SEED 564: Behavior and Classroom Management for Students with Special Needs (1)
SEED 597: Independent Study in Special Education (3)
Courses above online only.
Please see the MA Personalized admission requirements for admission information.