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Course Sequence M.Ed. in Special Populations

Course Sequence Requirements

The curriculum for the M.Ed. in Special Populations Program involves the completion of specific coursework.  This coursework is designed to be consistent with State of Texas Certification requirements and with the College of Education’s conceptual model.

Benchmarks

Semester One 1) Orientation
2) Degree Plan Application
3) Certification Application*
Final Semester 1) Apply for Comps
2) Approval for TExES*
3) Apply for Graduation

*If applicable; additional courses and other requirements are necessary for certification.


Education Core Courses (all students)

SPEC 6360: Individuals with disABILITIES
SPEC 6340: Learning and Education Sciences
ELCS 6327: Introduction to Educational & Psychological Measurement
Special Education** Educational Diagnostician*** Gifted & Talented Special Education Leadership
SPEC 6353: Technology in Special Populations SPEC 6361: Behavioral Interventions: Introduction SPEC 6361: Behavioral Interventions: Introduction SPEC 6362: Behavioral Interventions: Evidence-Based Decisions
SPEC 6361: Behavioral Interventions: Introduction SPEC 6362: Behavioral Interventions: Evidence-Based Decisions SPEC 6363: Academic Interventions: Introduction SPEC 6363: Academic Interventions: Introduction
SPEC 6362: Behavioral Interventions: Evidence-Based Decisions SPEC 6363: Academic Interventions: Introduction SPEC 6365: Academic Interventions: Evidence-Based Decisions SPEC 6365: Academic Interventions: Evidence-Based Decisions
SPEC 6363: Academic Interventions: Introduction SPEC 6365: Academic Interventions: Evidence-Based Decisions SPEC 7391: Collaborative Consultation and Coaching SPEC 7391: Collaborative Consultation and Coaching
SPEC 6365: Academic Interventions: Evidence-Based Decisions SPEC 7391: Collaborative Consultation and Coaching SPEC 6349: Introduction to the Education of Students with Gifts and Talents

ELCS 6301:

Ed Admin: Basic Concepts
SPEC 7391: Collaborative Consultation and Coaching SPEC 7341: Assessment of Learning Difficulties SPEC 6350: Nature and Needs of Students with Gifts and Talents

ELCS 6304:

Law & Policy for School
SPEC 7343: Psychological Processes of Reading SPEC 7343: Psychological Processes of Reading SPEC 6355: Creative & Productive Thinking for Students with Gifts and Talents ECLS 6350: School Leadership

Certification requirements differ by certification area. Consult with a faculty advisor for more information and refer to Certification section of the Student Handbook.

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, approved degree plan.

Please note that while certification requirements and degree requirements overlap, a student may apply to graduate before completing all certification requirements.  Ultimately, Educational Diagnostician and Principal certification require that an individual be previously certified to teach in the State of Texas, have 2 years of qualified teaching experience, have completed 160 hours in a practicum/internship, have earned a Master’s Degree and passed the appropriate TExES Examination(s). Principal certification also requires applying to, and being accepted in, the K-12 Leadership Principal Certification program, additional coursework, and internship requirements.