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Curriculum

The minimum number of semester hours required to complete each of the special education degree programs for the Master of Science in Education is 36, not to include any courses at the 400 level. In some instances, additional hours may be required; these hours are determined in a conference between the student and the assigned graduate faculty advisor. Requirements for completing the 2 M.S.Ed. options are as follows:

M.S.Ed. with emphasis in Professional Development in Special Education

  • General Professional Core (9 hours): 
    EPFR 502, 515, 520 or 521
  • Special Education Core (15 hours)
    SPE 511, 514, 515, 522, 523
  • Electives (9 hours)
  • Final Project (6 hours) + SPE 578 if not currently teaching during SPE 500 and/or SPE 595
    SPE 500, 595, which includes completion of an action research project. Preliminary planning of this project is initiated in SPE 500 and completed in SPE 595.

M.S.Ed. - 2nd License in Special Education

  • General Professional Core (9 hours):
    EPFR 502, 515, 520 or 521
  • Special Education Core (24 hours)
    SPE 502, 506, 511, 514, 516, 522, 523, 540
  • Final Project (3 hours)
    SPE 595, which includes completion of an action research project and oral presentation. Preliminary planning of this project is initiated in EPFR 502.

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Faculty
Anthony M. Denkyirah, Ph.D.,
2003, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Linda L. Forbringer, Ph.D.,
2003, St. Louis University

Wendy W. Fuchs, Ph.D.,
2008, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Susanne James, Ph.D.,
2011, University of Kansas

Stacie M. Kirk, Ph.D.,
2006, University of Kansas

Craig A. Miner, Ph.D.,
1994, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Vicki G Scott, Ed.D.,
1995, University of Kansas

Mary K Weishaar, Ph.D.,
1984, St. Louis University

Phil M. Weishaar, Ph.D.,
1984, St. Louis University

Field Supervisors
Sara Eckert
Diane Hudzik
Erlean Hopkins

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