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School of Education
Special Education and
Communication Disorders
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Admission Requirements


General requirements for admission to graduate study at the master's level in special education are the same as those of the Graduate School. Applicants also must hold a current initial teaching license in special, elementary, or secondary education to be admitted.

Exit Requirements

Students must complete an Action Research Project while enrolled in SPE 595 and attain a grade of at least a B to pass. Candidates seeking the LBS I as a second license must pass the cross-categorical special education test (test code #155), general curriculum test (test code #163) and K-12 APT test (test code #104) prior to license entitlement.

Application Deadline

The deadline is approximately one month before the start of classes. (Definite dates are on the application.)

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special education
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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