Master of Education in Special Education
Applicants for the Master of Education in Special Education must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School and all college requirements for admission and retention.
Individuals applying for admission to the Master of Education program in Special Education must meet the following admission requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a school in another country.
- Grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all upper division credits taken at the undergraduate level.
- No GRE required for admission at this time.
- Applications for a Fall start will be given priority if submitted by June 15
- Applications for a Spring start will be given priority if submitted by November 15 and,
- Applications for a Summer start will be given priority if submitted by April 15.
Students completing a Master of Education in Special Education must complete both a written comprehensive examination and an oral examination.
|Professional Studies Core|
|EDUC 6601||Research and Writing||3|
|EDUC 6602||Theories of Learning||3|
|EDUC 6610||Applied Educational Statistics||3|
|Additional Requirements for the Special Education Option|
|Student must either have an undergraduate special education major or a 14-credit undergraduate core of special education course work including:|
|The Exceptional Child|
|Designing Instruction (SPED 3334 3334 Classroom Behavior Management)|
|Assessment Procedures in Special Education|
These courses will not be counted as part of the master's degree program.
|Persons seeking initial certification must also complete:|
|Strategies Severe Disabilities|
|Direct Instruction Systems|
|Policies and Procedures in Special Education|
|Secondary Special Education|
Persons must also complete the Idaho Technology Portfolio assessment.
|SCPY 6614||Diagnostic Evaluation of Learning Difficulties||3|
|SPED 6630||Professional Development in Special Education||2|
|SPED 6638||Practicum in Special Education||6|
|SPED 6662||Consultation in Schools||2|
|Elective credits totaling a minimum of 33 semester credit hours for the Master's degree must be taken from relevant graduate-level courses, with approval of student's major advisor.|
|Additional Requirements for the School Psychology Option|
|Specialty Studies in Psychological Examiner|
|SCPY 6619||Individual Intelligence Testing||3|
|SCPY 6657||Legal and Ethical Issues in School Psychology||2|
|SCPY 6659||Multicultural Issues in School Psychology||2|
|SCPY 6660||Seminar in School Psychology||3|
|SCPY 6672||Problem Solving Intervention in Schools||3|
|SCPY 6673||Response to Intervention in Schools||3|
|SCPY 6682||Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention in Schools||3|
|Integrative Field Research Studies|
|SCPY 6668||Practicum Introduction to School Psychology Learning Disabilities and Special Education||3|
The deadline for submission of applications is July 1. Applications will be reviewed and degree-seeking students will continue to be admitted until program capacity is reached.