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Concordia University Saint Paul » Special Ed. Masters w/LD & EBD Licensure

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Master of Arts in Special Education

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Learning Disabilities (LD) and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (EBD) licensure

For:

Individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with learning disabilities, emotional behavior disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.

What You Learn:

The Master of Arts in Special Education is designed to prepare highly effective professional, decision-making, and reflective educators who are proficient in foundational knowledge; referral, evaluation, planning, and programming; instructional design, teaching, and ongoing evaluation; collaboration and communication, standards of effective practice; and core special education skills including instructional strategies, social/emotional health, social competence, cultural competence, classroom management and academic competence.

How You Learn:

This program is an online cohort. In general, you will finish one 3 credit hour course every 7-8 weeks. Face to face meetings are not required; however, a weekly one hour synchronous audio/visual chat is required. You will still complete one 3 credit course every 7 weeks.

Career Outcomes:

Program options are outlined below. Students can choose to earn a Master of Arts in Special Education with Learning Disabilities (LD) Licensure (30 Credit Hours), a Master of Arts in Special Education with Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) Licensure (33 Credit Hours), or a Master of Arts in Special Education with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Licensure (36 Credit Hours). Students who are not looking to earn a Master’s degree can choose from the following options: Learning Disabilities (LD) licensure without a Master’s degree (24 Credit Hours), Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) licensure without a Master’s degree (27 Credit Hours), or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) licensure without a Master’s degree (30 Credit Hours).

Degree Requirements:

Master of Arts in Special Education with ASD Licensure

Course Title Hours
SPED 580 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 573 Fundamentals: Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPED 574 Communication and Social Skills Training 3
SPED 575 Interventions: Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPED 582 Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences or Difficulties 3
SPED 583 Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings 3
ED 521 Educational Research and Application 3
SPED 581 Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 586 Learners with Disabilities: Educational Assessment 3
SPED 596 Behavior Management 3
SPED 593 Applied Experience in Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
ED 590 Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone 3
  Total Credit Hours: 36

Master of Arts in Special Education with LD Licensure

Course Title Hours
SPED 580 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 582 Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences and Difficulties 3
SPED 583 Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings 3
ED 521 Educational Research and Applications 3
SPED 581 Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 590 Teaching Students with Math or Language Difficulties 3
SPED 589 Collaborative Consultation in Special Education 3
SPED 586 Learners with Disabilities: Educational Assessment 3
SPED 591 Applied Experience in Learning Disabilities 3
ED 590 Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

Master of Arts in Special Education with EBD Licensure

Course Title Hours
SPED 580 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 599 Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 3
SPED 583 Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings 3
SPED 581 Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 596 Behavior Management 3
SPED 598 Fundamentals: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 3
SPED 584 Interventions for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 3
SPED 586 Learners with Disabilities: Educational Assessment 3
SPED 595 Applied Experience in Emotional Behavior Disorders 3
ED 521 Educational Research and Applications 3
ED 590 Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone 3
  Total Credit Hours: 33

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Licensure Only

Course Title Hours
SPED 580 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 573 Fundamentals: Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPED 574 Communication and Social Skills Training 3
SPED 575 Interventions: Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPED 582 Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences or Difficulties 3
SPED 583 Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings 3
SPED 581 Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 586 Learners with Disabilities: Educational Assessment 3
SPED 596 Behavior Management 3
SPED 593 Applied Experience in Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

Learning Disabilities (LD) Licensure Only

Course Title Hours
SPED 580 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 582 Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences and Difficulties 3
SPED 583 Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings 3
SPED 581 Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 590 Teaching Students with Math or Language Difficulties 3
SPED 589 Collaborative Consultation in Special Education 3
SPED 586 Learners with Disabilities: Educational Assessment 3
SPED 591 Applied Experience in Learning Disabilities 3
  Total Credit Hours: 24

Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (EBD) Licensure Only

Course Title Hours
SPED 580 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 599 Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 3
SPED 583 Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings 3
SPED 581 Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 596 Behavior Management 3
SPED 598 Fundamentals: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 3
SPED 584 Interventions for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 3
SPED 586 Learners with Disabilities: Educational Assessment 3
SPED 595 Applied Experience in Emotional Behavior Disorders 3
  Total Credit Hours: 27

Please Note:

This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.

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