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Master of Education in Special Education

Instructional Specialist P-4

Special Education: Educational Specialist P-4
(Birth - 4th Grade)

The early childhood special education emphasis prepares teachers and early interventionists to provide developmental and educational services to children (birth through fourth grade) with disabilities, and to their families. Upon completion of the degree graduates should be eligible for Arkansas Teacher Licensure in Special Education-Early Childhood.

Program Requirements

Requirements for the degree include a minimum of 33 credit hours plus a Portfolio of Scholarship. Students must satisfy Graduation Requirements stated in the Academic Rules and Regulations section of the Graduate Bulletin and additional requirements found under the College of Education. The University reserves the right to modify policies and programs of study by supplying students written notice of the change

Special Education Core Courses(24 Hours)

  • SPED 7301 Foundations of Special Ed.
  • SPED 7302 Technology in Special Ed.
  • SPED 7305 Managing the Learning Evn.
  • SPED 7343 Disability Law
  • SPED 7351 Assessment in Special Education
  • SPED 7390 Assessment in SPED Practicum
  • EDFN 7303 Intro. to Ed. Research
  • SPED 7309 Seminar in Special Education

Instructional Specialist B-4 Emphasis (9 Hours)

  • SPED 5312 Medical Problems
  • SPED 7342 ECSE Assessment/Intervention
  • SPED 7350 ECSE Practicum II

Deficiencies: The following courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to enrollment in SPED 7341 Assessment/Intervention I EDFN 4302 Assessment in Early Childhood ORĀ  EDFN 7171 Assessment: Measure/Proced.

Updated 10.11.2011