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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)

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

ELCS 6301:

Ed Admin: Basic Concepts
PHLS 7391: Collaborative Consultation and Coaching PHLS 7341: Assessment of Learning Difficulties CUIN 6350: Problems in Educating the Gifted and Talented Student

ELCS 6304:

Law & Policy for School
PHLS 7343: Psychological Processes of Reading PHLS 7343: Psychological Processes of Reading CUIN 6355: Creative Problem Solving 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.