Special Education, M.S.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/special-education/programs


Requirements (18 Credits)
SED 503 – Learning Theory and Development OR SED 514 – Transition Within Disability Services
SED 504 – Curriculum & Program Planning for Exception Learners OR
     SED 560 – Planning for Individuals w/Special Needs
SED 505 – Literacy Instruction of Exceptional Learners OR SED 517 – Introduction to Adaptive Technology
SED 521 – Diagnostic Assessment of Exceptional Learners OR SED 531 – Research in Special Education
SED 527 – Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
SED 605 – Administration & Supervision of Programs for Individuals with Special Needs

Electives (12 Credits)
12 credits of Special Education electives chosen from any of the following topics:
Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
Adaptive Technology
Learning Disabilities

Electives for students seeking a cross endorsement (#165 Special Education):
SED 509, SED 519 and SED 529  or  SED 519 and SED 539; and/or electives from the aforementioned Special Education topic areas.

Comprehensive exam in Special Education is required.