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Curriculum

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree.

Master of Education, Dual Certification, in Elementary and Special Education: 63 Credits

Core Courses
Course
Credits
ESP 610 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3 crs.
ESP 701 Introduction to Behavior Principles 3 crs.
ESP 620 Special Education History, Theory and Exceptionality 3 crs.
ESP 739 Field Experience in Special Education 3 crs.

Specialized Courses
Course
Credits
ESP 502 Life Skills Planning and Instruction 3 crs.
ESP 503 Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching 3 crs.
ESP 607 Early Intervention: Special Education 3 crs.
ECE 703 Literacy Development 3 crs.
ESP 612 Evidence-based Practices for Pre-K-8 Inclusion 3 crs.
ESP 622 Advanced Evidence-based Practices for Pre-K-8 Inclusion 3 crs.
ELE 702 Teaching and Assessment in Reading 3 crs.
ELE 701 Teaching and Assessment in Language Arts 3 crs.
ELE 731 Teaching and Assessment in Social Studies 3 crs.
ELE 711 Teaching and Assessment in Mathematics 3 crs.
ELE 718 Teaching and Assessment in Expressive Arts 3 crs.
ELE 721 Teaching and assessment in Science 3 crs.
ECE 707 Leadership and Management in Early Childhood 3 crs.

Capstone Courses
Course
Credits
EDE 795 Student Teaching Internship 3 crs.
ESP 800 Seminar in Advanced Behavior Analysis and Research Design 3 crs.
Graduate Comprehensive Exam  

Total Credits 63