M.S. Minor in Special Education
The School of Education offers a 15-hour graduate level minor in Special Education. Teachers can take these courses as part of their M.S. Degree in Education. If a teacher desires to add this area to their existing license, there is an additional practicum and the required licensure tests at the state level. Teachers not enrolled in the graduate program may also take these courses to add Special Education to their existing teaching license.
Courses include topics focusing on best practices in special education:
- Foundational of Special Education
- Classroom Technology
- Effective Classroom Behavior Management
- Teaching Methods in Special Education
- Team Teaching Approaches
Additional courses allow adding to existing teaching license. Elementary and secondary teachers are required to take an course focused on introduction to special education if they do not have this on their existing transcript. These courses are not counted as part of the minor.