General Special Education

The Master of Special Education with emphasis in general special education is designed for you if you are a professional educator possessing or seeking a license in special education. This degree is not a licensure program and does not lead to licensure in either early childhood or special education, but will advance your professional knowledge and skill level.

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online Program
  • Affordable tuition

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General Special Education (36 hours)

Core Requirements (12 hours)

Course Credits
EDF 500 Educational Research 3
EDF 515 Theories of Learning and Motivation 3
EDF 530 Assessment 3
SPED 503 Special Education Law 3

General Special Education Emphasis (24 hours)

Course Credits
SPED 505 Low Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 509 Gifted: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 540 High Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 548 Emotional Disturbance: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 508 Foundations of Early Child SPED OR
SPED 515 Positive Behavior Supports of Learning
SPED 543 Communication and Collaboration Methods 3
SPED 552 Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
Elective Courses(with prior approval of advisor) 3

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
  • Education 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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