Special Education (M.Ed.)

Master of Education. Major in Special Education.

Special Education is a unique program culminating in an undergraduate B.S.Ed. degree and recommendation for certification in either elementary or secondary education plus an Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree and recommendation for the Standard Exceptional Child Certificate with a Generalist K-12 Endorsement. It is designed for students who want to become teachers in Special Education and general education.

Students must complete all requirements for a B.S.Ed in elementary or secondary education, and successfully complete with a "C" or better these prerequisites:

EDSP 300Educating for Exceptionalities3
EDSP 325Classroom Applications of Learning Theories2
EDSP 350Language and Communication Development and Disorders3
MTHE 235Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I3
Total Hours11

Students must be admitted to the Special Education Masters Program through the College of Graduate Studies.

Students must also pass all three tests on the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment (ICLA) and the Praxis II Assessment in Special Education (10542 and 20353) and Elementary Education (10014) prior to beginning their special education internship.

Students will qualify for a Master of Education with a major in Special Education and an institutional recommendation for special education certification which will qualify the graduate for the Exceptional Child Certificate and Generalist K-12 Endorsement when they successfully complete the following coursework:

EDCI 570Introduction to Research in Curriculum and Instruction3
EDSP 423Collaboration3
EDSP 425Evaluation of Children and Youth3
EDSP 426Developing Instructional Programs3
EDSP 522Advanced Evaluation Techniques2
EDSP 540Behavioral Analysis for Children and Youth3
EDSP 548Special Education Curriculum3
EDSP 549Language, Communication, and Social/Emotional Enhancement3
EDSP 597Practicum1-16
EDSP 599Non-thesis Master's Research1-16
Additional Reading Requirement
Literacy Methods for Content Learning (For students with B.S.Ed. Elementary Education)
Teaching Reading and Literacy (For students with B.S.Ed. Secondary Education)
Total Hours25-55