Master of Education in Special EducationMajor: SPE
Degree Awarded: MED
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/med-se
The goal of the program is to offer a Master's degree that will advance one’s knowledge and further their expertise in a specialty area.
This degree is designed for master's degree candidates who may be advancing their current teaching certification or whose goals are in the area of early childhood/special education, specifically comprehensive-care centers, institutions, hospitals, clinics, day care centers, preschools, and community programs.
Prerequisites for Admission: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and EDSP 540: Introduction to Special Education.
Degree Requirements: A minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate coursework; at least 18 hours of courses numbered 600 or above; and a culminating course, either EDSP 639 or EDSP 687, to be taken at the end of the program and requiring a major paper.
|ELFH 600 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics||3|
|Introductory Courses Select three courses from the following:|
|EDSP 537 Language Learning for Exceptional Children||3|
|EDSP 594 Teaching Student with Physical Disabilities||3|
|EDSP 624 Seminar in Psychological & Social Implications of Handicaps||3|
|EDSP 634 Introduction to Mental Retardation||3|
|EDSP 640 Introduction to Learning Disabilities||3|
|EDSP 674 Theories of Behavior Disorders||3|
|EDSP 697 Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDSP 670 Introduction to Autism||3|
Mid point assessment: Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory, Needs Improvement
Advanced/Related Courses: Courses will be selected, with advisor’s approval, to provide the necessary background to meet the candidate’s professional goals.
EDSP 639 Research Analysis in Special Education
|Minimum total hours||33|
Chair Special Education Department