Master of Education with Emphasis in Special Education Pedagogy

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)

Note: Degree information on this page is based on the 2020–22 Graduate Catalog.

Core Requirements (15 hours)

EDF 500 Educational Research 3
EDF 515 Theories of Learning and Motivation 3
EDF 530 Assessment 3
EDAD 560 School Law OR
SPED 503 Special Education Law
SPED/SED 596 Graduate Capstone Project OR
EDAD 598 Internship II

Required Coursework (21 hours)

SPED 501 Introduction to Exceptional Students 3
SPED 539 Classroom and Behavior Management 3
SPED 540 High Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 505 Low Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice OR
SPED 548 Emotional Disturbance: Theory to Practice
RED 510 Literacy Assessment and Evaluation 3
RED 518 Content Area Literacy 3
SPED 571 Internship I Classroom Management 1
SPED 572 Internship II Instruction and Assessment 1
SPED 573 Internship III Professional Evaluation 1

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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Jayson Evaniuck

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Assistant Professor of Education Foundations and Secondary Education, ES Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 143

Phone: 575.562.2113