Master of Education in Special Education with Concentration in Learning and Behavior Disorders (P-12)
Degree Awarded: MED
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/med-se-lbd
CARDS 4: (Entry Requirements): Admission to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies; baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution;two letters of recommendation; minimum required score on the GRE of 147 Verbal and 142 Quantitative; Test of English as a Foreign Language required of all foreign students from countries in which English is not the native language; copy of a Kentucky teaching certificate; 2.75 cumulative GPA for undergraduate and 3.0 GPA for graduate work; personal statement (Ideas to Action Unit Dispositions Rubric and Ideas to Action Holistic Construct Rubric completed by Special Education Screening Committee using personal statement); Signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines.
Prerequisite for Admission to the Program:
- EDSP 540, Introduction to Exceptional Children or its equivalent
- Teacher Certification
|Inquiry (Critical Thinker) (9 credit hours)||9|
|EDSP 644* Applied Behavior Analysis|
|EDSP 639 Research Analysis in Special Education|
|EDSP 669 Single Subject Research Methods and Designs|
|Advocacy (Professional Leader) (6 credit hours)||6|
|EDSP 652 Academic and Behavior Response to Intervention|
|EDSP 627 Applications of Assistive Technology|
|Action (Problem Solver)(3 credit hours)||3|
|EDSP 645* Learning and Behavioral Disorders Practicum|
|CARDS 5: (Midpoint Assessment): Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; grade no lower than B- in all coursework; satisfactory performance on all Hallmark Assessment Tasks to date (EDSP 512, 516, 644, 518) as determined by advisor; scored exemplary or accomplished on Rubrics for Advanced Candidates (by instructor); positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee.|
|Area of Emphasis (At least 18 credit hours)||18|
|EDTP 647 Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities|
|EDSP 512* Methods for Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders|
|EDSP 516* Assessment Procedures for Learning and Behavior Disorders|
|EDSP 675* Characteristics, Needs, and Responses to Students with EBD|
|EDSP 518* Teaching Reading to Students with Disabilities|
|Elective: Choose from one of the following courses (3 credit hours)||3|
|EDSP 570 Autism: Introduction and Understanding OR|
|EDSP 650 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis|
|Minimum total credit hours ||36|
*Course is required for certification.
CARDS 6 (Exit Assessment): Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; grade no lower than B- in all coursework; satisfactory performance on all Hallmark Assessment Tasks as determined by advisor; scored exemplary or accomplished on Rubrics for Advanced Candidates (by instructor); positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee.
- Students who earn a grade of B- or below in any course leading to teacher certification are required to repeat the course before being admitted to Practicum (EDSP 645).
- Successful completion of appropriate PRAXIS Exams is required for Learning and Behavior Disorders teacher certification.
- Satisfactory performance on Hallmark Assessment Tasks as determined by advisor; satisfactory on all additional rubrics (see CARDS 4, 5, and 6 above).
- Minimum of 18 credit hours in 600-level courses is required.
- Transfer credit must be officially approved by the advisor (maximum of six (6) credit hours) - final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
- A maximum of six (6) credit hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a Masters degree (upon approval of advisor).
- All courses must be completed within six years of admission to the program.
- to complete the program, students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "B-".
"Teacher certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s), please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/ or http://www.ets.org/praxis/ky?WT.ac=praxishome_states_150414 for current requirements."
Degree Candidacy: Students not enrolled during the semester in which they intend to graduate must register for degree candidacy as outlined in the Graduate Catalog, "Academic Policies, Procedures, and Requirements."
Assistant Chair of Special Education Department
Director of Doctoral Program
Chair of Special Education Department
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness
Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies