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)

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


Required Coursework (24 hours)

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

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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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