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2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, M.Ed.

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About the Special Education Master’s Program

The Master of Education in Special Education degree is a 36-hour program that includes the following areas of concentration: autism, applied behavior analysis, educational diagnostician, generic special education, orientation and mobility, visual impairment, deafblindness, and deaf education. In conjunction with the State of Texas, the special education program provides for coursework in the certification areas of educational diagnostician, visual impairment, and deaf education. To obtain a professional certification in the state of Texas, students must pass TExES examination(s) for their area as well as meet other State Board for Educator Certification requirements. Additional national certifications are available in orientation and mobility and applied behavior analysis. 

A minimum of 36 hours is required for the master’s degree. Additional hours are required for certain certificates. Students may select to write a thesis or complete the non-thesis route. Most of the courses in the master’s program in special education are available online.

Special education program applicants for the graduate certificates or master’s concentrations must complete an application found at www.depts.ttu.edu/education/graduate/. Acceptance to the master’s program does not guarantee later acceptance to the doctoral program. For additional information, visit www.educ.ttu.edu.

Program of Studies for Special Education Master’s Degree (Non-thesis)

Core Courses (6 hours)

Special Education Core (6 hour)

Specialization Courses (21 hours specific to individual program areas)

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