Master of Education in Special Education, General Curriculum or Adapted Curriculum

Graduate Programs in Education

This program is designed for licensed teachers who wish to:

  • Earn a master’s license,
  • Further their professional development, and
  • Pursue National Board Certification

Offers:

  • Small, informal classes
  • Designed to be completed in 18 months
  • Evening classes back to back
  • Full summer schedule of classes
  • Transfer for up to 9 grad credits

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Official transcript from any institutions from which the applicant seeks to transfer credits.
  • Grade-point average of 3.0 or higher at the undergraduate level
  • Satisfactory score on the GRE or MAT
  • a valid and active NC SP1 license in the appropriate teaching area
  • submission of an essay
  • Two letters of recommendation

Exit Criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA with no more than one C; no grade of F
  • Presentation of Research

Programs leading to the M.Ed. for those individuals seeking a first license or Standard Profession 1 (SP1) licensure are also available.

Apply online here. Download a recommendation form.

SPECIAL EDUCATION GENERAL CURRICULUM (30 hours)

Professional Studies

  • EDU 6110 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
  • EDU 6310 School, Community, and Family Collaboration (3)
  • EDU 6580 Current Issues in Education (3)
  • EDU 6900 Teacher as Researcher: Implementation of Research (3)

Specialty Studies

  • SPE 5280 Exceptionality, Diversity and Difference (3)
  • SPE 6320 Classroom Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Strategies in Special Education (3)
  • SPE 6330 Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education (3)
  • SPE 6340 Research-based Literacy Methods (3)

Choose two of the following:

  • ENG 5310 General Linguistics (3)
  • ENG 5330 Language and Culture (3)
  • ENG 6500 The Pedagogy of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ELE 6330 Multicultural Literature for Children (3)
  • SPE 6400 Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
  • SPE 6420 Assistive Technology to Support Literacy and Communication (3)

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADAPTED CURRICULUM (30 hours)

Professional Studies

  • EDU 6110 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
  • EDU 6310 School, Community, and Family Collaboration (3)
  • EDU 6580 Current Issues in Education (3)
  • EDU 6900 Teacher as Researcher: Research Implementation (3)

Specialty Studies

  • SPE 6330 Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education (3)
  • SPE 6400 Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism (3)
  • SPE 6420 Assistive Technology to Support Literacy and Communication (3)
  • SPE 6440 Supporting Students with Serious Medical Issues and Their Families (3)

Choose two of the following:

  • ENG 5310 General Linguistics (3)
  • ENG 5330 Language and Culture (3)
  • ENG 6500 The Pedagogy of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • SPE 6340 Research-Based Literacy Methods (3)

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