Master of Education in Special Education

Admission Requirements

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.

General Requirements

Students completing a Master of Education in Special Education must complete both a written comprehensive examination and an oral examination.

Professional Studies Core
EDUC 6601Research and Writing3
EDUC 6602Theories of Learning3
EDUC 6610Applied Educational Statistics3
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
Precision Teaching
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 6614Diagnostic Evaluation of Learning Difficulties3
SPED 6630Professional Development in Special Education2
SPED 6638Practicum in Special Education6
SPED 6662Consultation in Schools2
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 6619Individual Intelligence Testing3
SCPY 6657Legal and Ethical Issues in School Psychology2
SCPY 6659Multicultural Issues in School Psychology2
SCPY 6660Seminar in School Psychology3
SCPY 6672Problem Solving Intervention in Schools3
SCPY 6673Response to Intervention in Schools3
SCPY 6682Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention in Schools3
Integrative Field Research Studies
SCPY 6668Practicum Introduction to School Psychology Learning Disabilities and Special Education3
Total Credits 44

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.