NSU School of Education
Department of Early Childhood/Elementary and Special Education
MASTER OF ARTS in SPECIAL EDUCATION
Teacher Licensure Adapted Curriculum K-12 MA.SPE.SD.TL
Courses are offered in the Severe Disabilities Consortium
Student must have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Student must have completed 40 semester hours in general education (liberal arts and sciences).
Students must have a grade point average of 2.7 in their major field.
Students must pass Praxis I (or equivalent) for admission into the program.
Students must be admitted to a Master of Arts degree program in the education department.
COURSE # COURSE TITLE HOURS
PREREQUISITES (Courses or equivalents may be taken at the undergraduate level)
SPE 510 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals 3
SPE 512 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Educating Exceptional Learners 3
SPE 542 A Reading and Literacy Instruction ADAPTED 3
EDU 605 Human Growth and Development 3
SPE 613 A Assessment and Evaluation ADAPTED 3
SPE 692 Research Methods in Special Education 3
SPE 516 A Managing Human Behavior ADAPTED 3
SPE 523 A Attributes and Medical Conditions Associated with Disabilities ADAPTED 3
SPE 641 A Physical and Occupational Therapy Procedures ADAPTED 3
SPE 538A Nature of and Strategies for Teaching Individuals with
Severe Disabilities 3
SPE 540 A Collaboration Procedures ADAPTED 3
SPE 545A Transition Procedures ADAPTED 3
SPE 643A Communication Development for Individuals with Severe
UED 637 Curriculum Development and Technology 3
SPE 697A Portfolio I 1
SPE 698A Portfolio II 1
SPE 699 Internship in Special Education
Must pass the VRA & VCLA assessments before enrolling in SPE 699 6
“PREPARING COMPETENT, COMPASSIONATE, COOPERATIVE, AND COMMITTED LEADERS”