Master of Arts in Education — Special Education: Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Degree Curriculum

Core Courses                                                                         12 hours

  • ETL 800: Leadership Skills for Teachers
  • ETL 801: Leading Achievement Change
  • ETL 803: Curriculum for Teacher Leaders
  • ETL 805: Research for Teacher Leaders

Please choose one of the following options:

Teacher Leader Track with Advanced Study

Advanced Study Areas Courses                                           9 hours

  • SED 803: Advanced Special Education Assessment
  • SED 804: Educational Management of Learning and Behavior Disordered Students
  • SED 805: Roles of Special Educators
  • SED 810: Special Education Statutes, Regulations, and Case Law

Free Electives                                                                         3 hours

Teacher Leader Track with Additional Certification in IECE

Certification Requirements                                                  16 hours

  • SED 260: Language and Speech Disorders of Exceptional Children
  • SED 522/722: Language Disorders of Students with Disabilities
  • SED 341: Not listed in catalog course descriptions
  • SED 590/790: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • OTS 715: Early Childhood Sensorimotor Development
  • SED 718: Survey of Special Education in Early Childhood
  • SED 811: IECE Assessment and Intervention
  • SED 897: Independent Study

AND one of the following:

  • CDF 741: Infant-Toddler Development
  • CDF 744: Early Childhood Development and Program Planning

Exit Requirements                                                               3 hours

  • ETL 806: Teacher Leader Capstone

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion                 30-42 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 6 of the university graduate catalog.