Master of Education in Special Education with an Emphasis in Emotional Impairment

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The emotional impairment program prepares teachers to implement best practices in a variety of educational settings. The emphasis is on instructional practices and individualized interventions that address the academic, social, and affective needs of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

The M.Ed. degree in Special Education emphasis in Emotional Impairment requires 33 credit hours.

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Research Foundations Coursework

  • EDF 660 Educational Inquiry and Evaluation (Take early)

Social Foundations Coursework (Take one)

  • EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice (Take early)
  • EDF 672 Social/Cultural Foundations of Education (Take early)

Emotional Impairment Coursework

  • EDS 609 Emotional Impairments (Take anytime)
  • EDS 610 Studies in Emotional Impairment (Take anytime)
  • EDS 611 Instructional Practices: Emotional Impairment (Take anytime)
  • EDS 625 inclusive practices (Take anytime)
  • EDS 627 Instructional Practices: Technology (Take anytime)
  • EDS 629 Transition Practices (Take anytime)
  • EDS 636 Diagnostic and Interpretative Procedures (Take before EDS 638)
  • EDS 638 Instructional Practices: Learning Disabilities 2

Capstone Coursework - Prerequisites are the completion of 27 credit hours including EDF 660. (Application Required*) (Take one)

  • ED 693 Master's Project
  • ED 695 Master's Thesis

*Application deadlines (Practicum/Thesis/Project): February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester. Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required.

Students seeking only the Emotional Impairment Endorsement (K-12). Click here for requirements.

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