Program Description

The Master of Special Education is designed for the professional educator possessing or seeking a license in Special Education. This program offers two emphasis areas: General Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Neither emphasis area is a licensure program, but advances the knowledge and skills of the educator.

Program Highlights

  • Online degree

Special Education Pedagogy (36 hours)

Core Requirements (12 hours)

CourseCredits
EDF 500 Educational Research3
EDF 515 Theories of Learning and Motivation3
EDF 530 Assessment3
SPED 503 Special Education Law3


Required Coursework (24 hours)

CourseCredits
SPED 501 Exceptional Student in Regular Classroom3
SPED 539 Class and Behavior Management with Except Child3
SPED 540 High Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice3
SPED 505 Low Incidence Disabilities OR
SPED 548 Emotional Disturbance: Theory to Practice
3
SPED 547 Internship in Special Education3
RED 510 Literacy Assessment and Evaluation3
RED 518 Content Area Literacy3
EDF 536 American Curriculum History OR EDF 501 Curriculum: Theory Into Practice3


Thesis option Available – talk to advisor

Career Pathways

  • Level III Special Education teacher (with all qualifications)
  • Case Manager with companies working with individuals with special needs
  • Parental advocate for children with special needs
  • Educational consultant
  • Liaison between general education and special education
  • Administrative liaison between Special Education department and schools

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You may have the opportunity to apply for available graduate assistantships and teaching assistantships. For more information contact:

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Office Location: Hobbs, NM
Phone: 575.392.6840 or 575.562.1530

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ENMU Graduate School
575.562.2147

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