This master’s degree program requires completion of at least 30 hours of graduate course work. A minimum of 15 hours must be completed in the major area of study, supplemented by a research course, and 9 hours of designated courses in a second area of special education. Typically, you will follow a plan of study prescribed by special education licensure standards.
Four of our options—autism, applied behavioral analysis, director of exceptional needs, and response to interventions—can be earned in five semesters when you follow one of two sample plans of study.
Below are examples of courses that are typically offered through via classes that are online asynchronous (no fixed-times to meet), fixed-time online, live, off campus classes, or blended classes (which includes online and on-site requirements).
View the Graduate Catalog for the full degree requirements.
Certificate and License Options
If you’re still undecided about the master’s degree, another option to consider is one of our graduate certificates, which you can apply to one of our master’s degrees, or one of our license areas for an add-on license to your initial licensure. With these options, and with the right combination, you are able to build your own master’s degree (pdf).
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