Degree Requirements


Master of Education in Special Education


Special Education

 

To receive the Master of Education degree in Special Education, a student must:

  1. Complete all requirements stated in the Graduate Studies Catalogue and the candidate's degree plan.
  2. Satisfactorily complete a portfolios on PASS-PORT.
  3. Satisfactorily complete all graduate work with a cumulative “B” average. Degree candidates must earn an average of “B” or better, both cumulative and in the major area of concentration, with not more than six (6) semester hours with a grade of “C” counted toward a degree. No credit below “C” will be accepted for graduate degree credit.
  4. Satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination or its approved equivalent.
  5. Be recommended for the degree by the student's major professor.

 

Curriculum
Master of Education, Special Education

Mild/Moderate
Core Courses

EDF 600 (3 hours)
SPED 612 (3 hours)
SPED 767 (3 hours)
SPED (3 hours)
ETEC 620 (3 hours)

15 hours

 

Concentration Courses

SPED 664 (3 hours)
SPED 608 (3 hours)
SPED 663 (3 hours)
SPED 641 (3 hours)
SPED (3 hours)

15 hours

Electives, 2 courses (6 hours)

TOTAL 36 hours


Early Intervention
Core Courses

EDF 600 (3 hours)
SPED 767 (3 hours)
SPED 602 (3 hours)

9 hours

 

Concentration Courses

SPED 682 (3 hours)
SPED 689 (3 hours)
SPED 685 (3 hours)
SPED 688 (3 hours)
SPED 683 (3 hours)
ECE 601 (3 hours)
EDUC 617 (3 hours)
EDUC 678 (3 hours)
EDUC 661 (3 hours)

27 hours

TOTAL 36 hours


Gifted
Core Courses

EDF 600 (3 hours)
EDUC 660 (3 hours)
EDUC 693 (3 hours)
EDUC 695 (3 hours)
SPED 667 (3 hours)

15 hours

 

Concentration Courses

EDUC 648 (3 hours)
EDUC 649 (3 hours)
EDUC 618 (3 hours)
EDUC 647 (3 hours)
EDUC 646 (3 hours)
ETEC 620 (3 hours)

18 hours

 

Electives, 1 course (3 hours)

TOTAL 36 hours

 

Master of Education, Professional Special Education

Inclusive Practices

Core Courses

EDF 600 (3 hours)
SPED 686 (3 hours)
SPED 708 (3 hours)
SPED 763 (3 hours)
SPED 767 (3 hours)
SPED 770 (3 hours)

18 hours

 

Concentration Courses

SPED 741 (3 hours)
SPED 703 (3 hours)
SPED 765 (3 hours)
SPED 667 (3 hours)

12 hours

 

Electives, 2 courses (6 hours)

TOTAL 36 hours

 

Educational Diagnostician

Core Courses (Same as those listed under Inclusive Practices)18 hours
Concentration Courses

SPED 612 (3 hours)
SPED 613 (3 hours)
SPED 614 (3 hours)
SPED 716 (3 hours)
SPED 710 (3 hours)
EDUC 661 (3 hours)

18 hours

TOTAL 36 hours

 

Instructional and Assistive Technology

Core Courses (Same as those listed under Inclusive Practices)18 hours
Concentration Courses

SPED 670 (3 hours)
SPED 704 (3 hours)
SPED 705 (3 hours)
SPED 706 (3 hours)

12 hours

 

Electives, 2 courses(6 hours)

TOTAL 36 hours

 

Requirements for Degree (Special Education, Professional Special Education)

  1. Satisfactory completion of all course work.
  2. Completion of all portfolio requirements as set forth by the special education program and/or COEHD.

 

Teacher Certification

Requirements beyond the Master's Degree may be necessary if the student is deficient in certification requisites. Students may elect to focus coursework toward State of Louisiana Certification in the following areas:

  • Teachers of Mild/Moderate Disabilities (Generic)
  • Early Intervention
  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Supervisor/Director of Special Education
  • Academic Gifted (Academically Gifted)

A student desiring to pursue any of the above should consult with his/her faculty advisor or Department Head for requirements.