Alternative Class A Program, MSE with a major in Special Education Collaborative Teacher (K-6) (6-12)

Core Requirements (24 semester hours):

ED   510     Academic Research for the Teacher (3)

SPE 524     Methods and Strategies for Learning and Behavior (3)

SPE 526     Methods in Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

SPE 554     Medical, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of SPE (K-12) (3)

EED 550     Diversity in the Modern Classroom (3)

RDG 543    Teaching Struggling Readers: Methods for Collaborative Special Ed (3)

*ED 595     Internship in Education (3)

ED   596     Reflective Practices in Education (3)

*ED 595, Internship in Education, is equivalent to undergraduate student teaching and requires a semester long internship in the public schools.  This must be scheduled during the last semester of course work. 

Teaching Field Requirements (27 semester hours):

SPE 520     Technology for Special Education (3)

SPE 529     Collaborative Teaching for Secondary Classrooms (3)

SPE 537     Elementary Collaborative Teaching (3)

SPE 536     Methods for Severe Disabilities (3)

SPE 533     Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education (3)

SPE 535     Formative and Summative Assessment in Special Education (3)

SPE 555     Mathematics Strategies for Collaborative Special Education (3)

SPE 564     Practicum in K-6 Mild Setting (2)

SPE 580     Practicum in 6-12 Mild Setting (2)

SPE 565     Practicum in Severe Methods K-12 (2)

Diversity Requirement (3 semester hours):

SPE 500 is required unless SPE 300 was satisfied at the undergraduate level.  If SPE 300 has already been satisfied at the undergraduate or graduate level, candidates must choose ONE of the following courses to satisfy the diversity requirement:

     SPE 532     Methods and Strategies for Enrichment:Teaching Gifted Students in the Inclusive Classroom (3)

     RDG 530    Methods and Materials for Reading:Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in the

                      Inclusive Setting (3)

     EED 548     Methods for Multicultural Classrooms (3)

54 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Undergraduate Requirements: 2-50 hours of undergraduate course work to include the following:

ED 300      Introduction to Teacher Education (2)

12 hours of Laboratory Science

12 hours of English/Language Arts

12 hours of Social/Behavioral Sciences

12 hours of Math

56 - 105 Total Undergraduate ande Graduate Semester Hourse Required for this Degree


Students must meet eligibility requirements for the alternative class A teacher certification program.  Completion of this program leads to eligibility for class A (master's) teacher certification in special education collaborative teacher (K-6; 6-12).

Successful completion of the appropriate Praxis II examination is required prior to internship for all alternative class A programs.  Successful completion of the appropriate Praxis II content exam will satisfy the 32/19 content area requirement or the 4 x 12 requirement in all Class A Alternative programs.  Please see your academic adviser for more information concerning this option.