2020-21 Catalogs

MS in Special Education - Effective Instruction and Assessment for Students with Suspected and Identified Disabilities

The online Effective Instruction and Assessment Master’s degree concentration is for individuals seeking knowledge and skills in providing evidence-based services for students with suspected and identified disabilities.  The courses include principles of systematic and explicit instruction and assessment, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Multi-Tiered Systems of Student Support, and assistive technology.  The subplan is designed for people not seeking special education teacher certification.  The audience includes individuals with teacher licensure in other areas of teaching such as general education, individuals licensed in other educational services, such as school psychology or social work, and individuals with experience with agencies and programs serving students with mild to moderate disabilities.

This concentration is available in an accelerated (7 week classes) online format.

30 credits

All courses are 3 credit hours each.

  • EDU 600 Research Methods and Techniques
  • SED 518 Targeted and Individualized Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
  • SED 604  Behavioral Principles to Analyze Learning, Teaching, and Assessment
  • SED 625  Multi-Tier Mathematics Instruction and Assessment 
  • SED 627  Multi-Tier Reading Instruction and Assessment 
  • SED 615  Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) 
  • SED 653  Assessment in Special Education
  • SED 682  Special Education Regulations, Procedures and the IEP Team
  • SED 687 Technology for Communicating and Learning
  • SED 699 Special Education Research Capstone