Degrees
MASTER OF EDUCATION

Degrees:

Grant Program: Project CoMeT-R

Professional Certificate Programs
Graduate Teacher Certificate Track
Graduate Teacher Certificate (GTC) program requires a master’s degree and includes the following state teaching certificates: Educational Diagnostician, School Counseling, School Librarian, Principal, Master Technology Teacher, Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher.

State Board for Educator Certification
Texas Education certification may be earned as follows:
Student Services and Professional Certificates: Principal, Educational Diagnostician, Reading Specialist, School Counselor, School Librarian, Master Technology Teacher and Master Reading Teacher.
Applicants for professional certificates are required to pass the appropriate certification test (TExES) and document two years of teaching experience. All applicants for Texas Certificates are also screened for a record of felony or misdemeanor conviction through the Texas Department of Public Safety, as prescribed by state law.

Department of  Education Supplemental Special Education Certificate:
A Texas Education supplemental certificate may be earned in Special Education as follows:
Special Education
21-hour Supplemental Certificate
Requirements:
1. Prerequisite: Valid Texas Teacher Certificate.
2. TExES requirement: Special Education EC-12
3. A minimum of 12 hours (excluding SPED 8314 or equivalent) must be credit earned at Our Lady of the Lake University.
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
SPEC 6312 Language of Children and Youth with
Exceptionalities
SPED 6323 Behavior Analysis and Intervention
SPED 6343 Structuring the Educational Environment
SPED 6345 Assessment and Evaluation: Students with
Exceptionalities
SPED 8303 Professional Seminar: Skills and Issues
SPED 8314 Practicum: Generic Special Education

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
The academic requirement for Licensure as a Professional Counselor in the State of Texas may be met by successful completion of the MEd in School Counseling.

Master’s Degree Programs in Education

The department offers two Masters degrees (MEd and MA) in the following areas:

Master of Education: Master of Arts:

Curriculum and Instruction Special Education
Generic-Special Education
Early Elementary Education
Intermediate Education
Secondary Education
Learning Resource Specialist
Principal
School Counseling
Master of Education

Admission Application Requirements
*Regular Admission
1. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions
previously attended must be submitted in support of an
admission application.
2. A satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years. MENTC applicants must take GRE.
3. A grade point average of 2.75 with a 3.00 on last 60 hours.
4. Two letters of recommendation not more than a year old (forms will be supplied by the University).
5. A copy of a valid Texas Teacher Certificate. This is not required for MENTC, MEd in Learning Resources or the MEd in School Counseling. Applicants who do not hold valid Texas Teacher Certificates must submit verification of local and state Criminal History Records. To obtain Texas certification as a school librarian or school counselor, one must document two years of classroom experience as teacher of record in an accredited public/private school setting.
6. An interview is also required for admission to the MA in
Special Education, MEd in School Counseling and MEd in Principal.
7. In the Master of Education Non-traditional Teacher Certification (MENTC Program) teacher certification is attained as a part of the degree. An interview, personal statement and resume are required. Verification of local and state Criminal History Records are also required.
8. In the Master Technology Teacher program, evidence of Technology Application Standards knowledge and skills must be submitted (arranged with Master Technology Teacher
program advisor).

*International Students
An international student seeking admission into the graduate program for a Master of Education degree should refer to page 32 of this bulletin for additional information on credentials needed for admission.

*Conditional Admission
Conditional acceptance is granted on the merits of each case. In some circumstances, applicants who do not meet all of the requirements for regular admission may be admitted
conditionally, providing they fulfill the conditions listed in their letters of conditional acceptance within the period of specified time. If conditional acceptance is given because of missing official
credentials, the period of time to provide those documents will not extend beyond the first term of attendance.

*Special Admission
Students who wish to earn graduate credit for supplemental certification only, for special interest, for professional certification or to transfer credit to a home institution will be admitted as special students. Before registering, an applicant for special admission must:
1. Submit an official transcript(s) showing degree awarded, to include master’s degree, if applicable. Transient students need only submit a letter of good standing from their home institution verifying graduate status.
2. GPA of 2.75, or permission from the dean.
3. Submit personal statement for special interest. Students who wish to register as degree candidates, but who do not have time before registration to complete requirements for
regular admission, may also be admitted as special students until the program criteria are met. No more than 12 semester hours earned as a special student may be applied toward a degree. There is no guarantee, however, that courses taken in this category will be accepted as part of the degree curricula, or that acceptance as a special student will lead to regular admission as a degree-seeking student. Regular admission must be approved by education faculty and the dean of the School of Professional Studies.

Admission Deadline

The deadline for submitting a completed application for the degree program is 10 working days prior to the first day of the regular registration for the semester.

*MENTC Program: deadline for submitting a completed application to the education program is the second Friday in June for Trimester I or the second Friday in November for Trimester II.

Academic Requirements:

Students will be expected to complete the following requirements in addition to required coursework:
1. Comprehensive Examination or the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES).
2. Computer literacy requirement.

Master of Education Specialization: Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: Bilingual
Texas Teacher Certification Required 36 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development Professional Courses
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
EDUC 6346 Classroom Assessment Concentration Courses
EDUC 4341G General Linguistic Theory
EDUC 6361 Instructional Techniques for Content Areas: Bilingual
EDUC 6363 Reading and Language Arts: Bilingual
EDUC 6364 Adv. English as a Second Language Methodology
Electives Six semester hours

Master of Education Specialization: Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: Early Childhood
Texas Teacher Certification Required 36 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development Professional Courses
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
EDUC 6346 Classroom Assessment Concentration
EDUC 6317 Advanced Early Childhood Growth and Development
EDUC 4367G Organizing School Programs: Early Childhood
EDUC 6318 Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood
SPED 6312 Language of Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
Electives Six semester hours

Master of Education Specialization: Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: English as a Second Language
Texas Teacher Certification required 36 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development Professional Courses
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
EDUC 6346 Classroom Assessment Concentration Course
ENGL 4388G Language Acquisition Processes
ENGL 5382G Languages and Society
ENGL 5383G General Linguistic Theory
ENGL 5386G English as Second Language Methodology
Electives Six semester hours

Master of Education Specialization: Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: Integrated Math Teaching
Texas Teacher Certification Required 36 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development Professional Courses
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
EDUC 6346 Classroom Assessment Concentration Courses
MTED 6310 Algebra for Teachers
MTED 6311 Geometry for Teachers
MTED 6312 Probability and Statistics for Teachers
MTED 6314 Problem Solving for Teachers
MTED 6315 Current Issues and Research in School Mathematics
Choose one:
MTED 6313 Concepts of Calculus
MTED 6316 History of Mathematics

Master of Education Specialization: Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: Integrated Science Teaching
Texas Teacher Certification Required 36 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development Professional Courses
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
EDUC 6346 Classroom Assessment Concentration Courses
Choose four courses, no more than one from each of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geology
Electives Six semester hours (approved by advisor)

Master of Education Specialization: Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: Master Reading Teacher
Texas Teacher Certification Required 36 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development Professional Courses
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
EDUC 6346 Classroom Assessment Concentration Courses
EDUC 6344 Critical Issues in Reading Assessment and Interventions
EDUC 6348 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading
EDUC 6369 Clinical Practice in Reading
EDUC 6391 School Supervision
EDUC 6375 Content Area Reading in the Secondary School
SPED 7312 Bilingual Special Education: Assessment and Instruction

Master of Education Specialization: Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: Master Technology Teacher
Texas Teacher Certification Required In the Master Technology Teacher program evidence of
Technology Application Standards knowledge and skills must be submitted (arranged with Master Technology Teacher program advisor). 36 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development Professional Courses
SPED 6330 Special Education Technology
EDUC 6346 Classroom Assessment Concentration
EDUC 6300 Education Technology Foundations
EDUC 6377 Teaching Education Technology
EDUC 6372 Leadership in Instructional Technology
EDUC 6376 Designing Professional Development for Teachers
EDUC 6379 Advanced Educational Technology
EDUC 6395 Telecommunications for Instructional Purposes

Master of Education Specialization: Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: Reading Specialist
Texas Teacher Certification Required 36 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development Professional Courses
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
EDUC 6346 Classroom Assessment Concentration Courses
EDUC 6344 Critical Issues in Reading Assessment and Interventions
EDUC 6348 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading
EDUC 6369 Clinical Practice in Reading
EDUC 6375 Content Area Reading in the Secondary School
Choose one:
LIBS 4331G Children’s Literature (for Elementary Certification)
LIBS 6333 Young Adult Literature and Related Media (for Secondary Certification)
Choose one:
EDUC 6363 Reading and Language Arts: Bilingual
EDUC 6364 Adv. English as a Second Language Methodology
ENGL 5383G General Linguistic Theory Master of Education

Specialization: Generic Special Education Concentration: Elementary Education MENTC
42 semester hours
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
Special Education Courses
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
EDUC 6374 Diagnosis and Remedial Reading
SPED 6343 Structuring the Education Environment
SPED 8303 Professional Seminar: Skills and Issues
EDUC 6386 or 6388 Internship I: Elementary or Secondary
EDUC 6387 or 6389 Internship II: Elementary or Secondary
Two of the following
SPED 6312 Language of Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
SPED 6345 Assessment and Evaluation: Students with Exceptionalities
SPED 7312 Bilingual Special Education
SPED 7373 Emotional Disturbance and Related Disorders Professional Elementary Coursework
EDUC 6305 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Educational Settings
EDUC 6317 Advanced Early Childhood Growth and Development
(may substitute EDUC 5301G for EDUC 6317)
EDUC 6349 Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom
EDUC 6368 Organizing the Classroom to Accommodate Diversity
EDUC 4345G Reading in the Elementary School

Master of Education Specialization: Early Elementary Education Concentration: Early Childhood Education MENTC
42 semester hours
Foundation and Professional Elementary Courses
EDUC 4345G Reading in the Schools
EDUC 6305 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Educational Settings
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6317 Advanced Early Childhood Growth and Development
(may substitute EDUC 5301G for EDUC 6317)
EDUC 6349 Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom
EDUC 6368 Organizing the Classroom to Accommodate Diversity
EDUC 6374 Diagnosis and Remedial Reading
EDUC 6386 Internship I: Elementary
EDUC 6387 Internship II: Elementary
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies Early Childhood Courses
EDUC 4367G Organizing School Programs: Early Childhood
EDUC 6318 Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood
SPED 6312 Language of Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
Elective Three semester hours

Master of Education Specialization: Early Elementary Education Concentration: Bilingual Education MENTC
42 semester hours
Foundation and Professional Elementary Courses
EDUC 4345G Reading in the Schools
EDUC 6305 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Educational Settings
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6317 Advanced Early Childhood Growth and Development
(may substitute EDUC 5301G for EDUC 6317)
EDUC 6349 Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom
EDUC 6368 Organizing the Classroom to Accommodate Diversity
EDUC 6374 Diagnosis and Remedial Reading
EDUC 6386 Internship I: Elementary
EDUC 6387 Internship II: Elementary
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies Bilingual Courses
EDUC 4341G General Linguistic Theory
EDUC 6361 Instruction Techniques for Content Areas: Bilingual
EDUC 6363 Reading and Language Arts: Bilingual
EDUC 6364 Advanced English as a Second Language Methodology

Master of Education Specialization: Early Elementary Education Concentration: Professional Studies MENTC
42 semester hours
Foundation and Professional Elementary Courses
EDUC 4345G Reading in the Schools
EDUC 6305 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Educational Settings
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6317 Advanced Early Childhood Growth and Development
(may substitute EDUC 5301G for EDUC 6317)
EDUC 6349 Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom
EDUC 6368 Organizing the Classroom to Accommodate Diversity
EDUC 6374 Diagnosis and Remedial Reading
EDUC 6386 Internship I: Elementary
EDUC 6387 Internship II: Elementary
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
Professional Studies: 12 hours in a content area, a professional
education field (such as education administration or school
counseling) or a combination thereof as approved by the advisor

Master of Education Specialization: Intermediate Education Concentration: Math/Science Education MENTC
42 semester hours
Foundation and Professional Elementary Courses
EDUC 4345G Reading in the Schools
EDUC 6305 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Educational Settings
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6349 Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6368 Organizing the Classroom to Accommodate Diversity
EDUC 6374 Diagnosis and Remedial Reading
EDUC 6386 Internship I: Elementary
EDUC 6387 Internship II: Elementary
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies Content Electives
(12 graduate hours from mathematics, science or a combination
approved by the advisor)

Master of Education Specialization: Intermediate Education Concentration: Professional Studies MENTC
42 semester hours
Foundation and Professional Elementary Courses
EDUC 4345G Reading in the Schools
EDUC 6305 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Educational Settings
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6349 Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6368 Organizing the Classroom to Accommodate Diversity
EDUC 6374 Diagnosis and Remedial Reading
EDUC 6386 Internship I: Elementary
EDUC 6387 Internship II: Elementary
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
Professional Studies: 12 hours in a content area, a professional
education field (such as education administration or school
counseling) or a combination thereof as approved by the advisor.

Master of Education Specialization: Secondary Education Concentration: Math/Science Education MENTC
42 semester hours
Foundation and Professional Secondary Courses
EDUC 6305 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Educational Settings
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6349 Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6368 Organizing the Classroom to Accommodate Diversity
EDUC 6375 Content Area Reading in the Secondary School
EDUC 6388 Internship I: Secondary
EDUC 6389 Internship II: Secondary
LIBS 5351G Instructional Media
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies Content Electives
(12 graduate hours from mathematics, science or a combination
approved by the advisor)

Master of Education Specialization: Secondary Education Concentration: Professional Studies MENTC
42 semester hours
Foundation and Professional Secondary Courses
EDUC 6305 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Educational Settings
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6349 Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6368 Organizing the Classroom to Accommodate Diversity
EDUC 6375 Content Area Reading in the Secondary School
EDUC 6388 Internship I: Secondary
EDUC 6389 Internship II: Secondary
LIBS 5351G Instructional Media
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
Professional Studies: 12 hours in a content area, a professional
education field (such as education administration or school
counseling) or a combination thereof as approved by the advisor

Master of Education Specialization: Learning Resources Specialist
36 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development Concentration Courses
LIBS 4331G Children’s Literature
LIBS 5351G Instructional Media
LIBS 6300 Observation and Practice
LIBS 6311 Information Sources and Services
LIBS 6321 Cataloging & Classification
LIBS 6333 Young Adult Literature and Related Media
LIBS 6353 Selection and Acquisition of Materials
LIBS 6355 The Learning Resources Center in the School

Master of Education Specialization: Principal
Texas Teacher Certification Required 36 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
EDUC 6351 Guidance and Counseling Services
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6382/6682 Internship: Administration
EDUC 7382 The Principalship Concentration Courses
EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development
EDUC 6381 School Administration
EDUC 6383 Business Administration of Public Schools
EDUC 6384 School Law
EDUC 6391 School Supervision
Elective Three semester hours
An additional nine semester hours in non-education courses fulfills
the requirements for Principal certificate.

Master of Education Specialization: School Counseling
48 semester hours
Foundation Courses
EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
COUN 6351 Guidance and Counseling Services
COUN 6359 Applied Learning and Development
COUN 8356 Normal Family Processes Across Cultures Concentration Courses
COUN 6325 Vocational and Aptitude Assessment
COUN 6332 Life Span Development Psychology
COUN 6358 Life Planning and Career Development
COUN 8301 Group and Family Processes
COUN 8302 Counseling Theories: Methods and Techniques
COUN 8355 Child & Adolescent Counseling
COUN 8380 Practicum: School Counseling I
COUN 8381 Practicum: School Counseling II
COUN 7333 Psychopathology: Etiology, DX, TX Planning
COUN 8303 Professional Practice: Skills and Issues
COUN 8352 Pre-Practicum Counseling Laboratory: Basic Interviewing Skills
Choose one:
COUN 6323 Seminar in Counselor Education
SPED 7373 Emotional Disturbances and Related Disorders
For Master of Science in school psychology, see PSYCHOLOGY.

Master’s Degree Programs in Special Education Master of Arts
The graduate program in special education offers not only a degree in special education, but participants may also receive certification in Severely and Profoundly Handicapped, Severely
Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic, and Generic Special Education. Diverse course scheduling affords individuals the opportunity to continue their present employment and also obtain a master’s degree. In addition to the usual array of college instructional methods, training is offered through case study presentations, formal research and demonstrations by experts, role playing/simulations and other techniques to enhance professional development.

Admission Application Requirements
*Regular Admission
1. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended must be submitted in support of an admissions application.
2. An overall grade point average of 3.00 or a 2.75 with a 3.00 grade point average for the last 60 hours toward the bachelor’s degree.
3. A satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years.
4. An interview with the Special Education adviser or designated faculty member.
5. Two letters of recommendation not more than one year old (forms will be supplied by the University).

*International Students
An international student seeking admission into the graduate program for a Master of Arts degree in Special Education should refer to page 32 of this bulletin for additional information on credentials needed for admission.

*Conditional Admission
Conditional acceptance is granted on the merits of each case. In some circumstances, applicants who do not meet all of the requirements for regular admission may be admitted
conditionally, providing they fulfill the conditions listed in their letters of conditional acceptance within the period of specified time. If conditional acceptance is given because of missing official
credentials, the period of time to provide those documents will not extend beyond the first term of attendance.

*Special Admission
If a student wishes to earn graduate credit for supplemental certification, endorsement, special interest or to transfer to another institution, that student will be admitted as a special student.
Before registering, the applicant must:
1. Submit official transcript(s) from regionally accredited institutions showing degree awarded, to include master’s degree, if applicable.
2 Have earned an overall grade point average of at least 2.75.
3. Personal statement for special interest.

Students who wish to register as degree-seeking students, but who do not have time before registration to complete requirements for regular admission, may also be admitted as special students until the program criteria are met. No more than 12 semester hours earned as a special student may be applied toward a degree. There is no guarantee, however, that courses taken in this category will be accepted as part of the degree curricula, or that acceptance
as a special student will lead to regular admission to the graduate program. Admission as a degree-seeking student must be approved by the director of the special education program and the dean of the School of Professional Studies.

Admission Deadline
Deadline for submitting a completed application to the Graduate Special Education Program is 10 working days prior to the regular registration for each semester.
*Academic Requirements:
Students will be expected to complete the following requirements in addition to required coursework:
1. Comprehensive Examination or the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES).
2. Computer literacy requirement.

Master of Arts Specialization: Special Education
Texas Teacher Certification in Generic Special Education Required
36 semester hours
Core
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
SPED 7385 Research Methods and Procedures Concentration
SPED 6312 Language of Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
SPED 6323 Behavior Analysis and Intervention
SPED 6342 Medical Aspects of Disability
SPED 6343 Structuring the Educational Environment
SPED 6345 Assessment and Evaluation: Students with Exceptionalities
SPED 7373 Emotional Disturbances and Related Disorders
SPED 8303 Professional Seminar: Skills and Issues
Support: Nine hours (selected from the following with adviser approval)
SPED 7323 Severe to Profound Disabilities and Related Disorders Choose one of the following
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
SPED 7312 Bilingual Special Education: Assessment and Instruction Choose one of the following
Electives Three hours (additional hours selected from EDUC, PSYC or SPED with adviser approval)
SPED 8324-8624 Thesis: Special Education (optional)

Master of Arts Specialization: Special Education Concentration: Early Childhood
Texas Teacher Certification required 36 semester hours
Core
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
SPED 7385 Research Methods and Procedures Concentration
EDUC 4367G Organizing School Programs: Early Childhood
EDUC 6317 Early Childhood Growth and Development
EDUC 6318 Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
SPED 6312 Language of Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
SPED 6342 Medical Aspects of Disability
SPED 8314 Practicum: Generic Special Education (may be repeated for credit if clock hours are needed)
Support: Nine hours (selected from the following with adviser approval)
SPED 6343 Structuring the Educational Environment
SPED 6345 Assessment and Evaluation: Students with Exceptionalities
Elective Three hours (with adviser approval)
Choose one of the following
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
SPED 7312 Bilingual Special Education: Assessment and Instruction

Master of Arts Specialization: Special Education Concentration: Generic
Texas Teacher Certification required 36 semester hours
Core
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
SPED 7385 Research Methods and Procedures Concentration
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
SPED 6312 Language of Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
SPED 6323 Behavior Analysis and Intervention
SPED 6342 Medical Aspects of Disability
SPED 6343 Structuring the Educational Environment
SPED 6345 Assessment and Evaluation: Students with Exceptionalities
SPED 8303 Professional Seminar: Skills and Issues
Choose one of the following
SPED 8314 Practicum: Generic Special
SPED 8614 Practicum: Generic Special Education (minimum 350 hours for students seeking initial special education certification; may be repeated for credit if clock hours are needed)
Support: Six hours (selected from the following) with adviser approval
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
SPED 7312 Bilingual Special Education: Assessment and Instruction
SPED 7373 Emotional Disturbances and Related Orders
Elective Three hours

Master of Arts Specialization: Special Education Concentration: Educational Diagnostician
Texas Teacher Certification required 49 semester hours
Some courses offered on weekends
Core
SPED 7385 Research Methods and Procedures
SPED 8303 Professional Seminar: Skills and Issues Concentration
PSYC 6442 Psycho-educational Assessment
PSYC 6345 Assessment and Evaluation: Students with Exceptionalities
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
EDUC 6344 Critical Issues in Reading Assessment and Interventions
SPED 6305 Individual Differences: Advanced Studies
SPED 6312 Language of Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
SPED 6323 Behavior Analysis and Intervention
SPED 6342 Medical Aspects of Disability
SPED 6343 Structuring the Educational Environment
SPED 7312 Bilingual Special Education: Assessment and Instruction
SPED 7373 Emotional Disturbances and Related Disorders
SPED 8316 Practicum in Educational Diagnostician
Student must meet all academic and practicum requirements of the State Board of Educator Certification when completing an endorsement as part of the degree; comprehensive examination required (requires two years of teaching experience).

Master of Arts Specialization: Special Education Concentration: Severely Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic
Texas Teacher Certification required 36 semester hours
Core
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
SPED 7385 Research Methods and Procedures
Concentration
18 hours (required for endorsement)
SPED 6323 Behavior Analysis and Intervention
SPED 6343 Structuring the Education Environment
SPED 7323 Severe to Profound Disabilities and Related Disorders
SPED 7373 Emotional Disturbances and Related Disorders
SPED 8303 Professional Seminar: Skills and Issues
Choose one of the following (minimum 110 hours required)
SPED 8313 Practicum: Emotionally Disturbed/Autistic
SPED 8613 Practicum: Emotionally Disturbed/Autistic
Support: 12 hours (selected from the following) with adviser approval
SPED 6312 Language of Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
SPED 6342 Medical Aspects of Disability
SPED 6345 Assessment and Evaluation: Students with Exceptionalities
SPED 8324 Thesis: Special Education
Elective Three hours
Choose one of the following
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
SPED 7312 Bilingual Special Education: Assessment and Instruction

Master of Arts Specialization: Special Education Concentration: Severe to Profound Handicapped
Texas Teacher Certification in Generic Special Education required
36 semester hours
Core
EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
SPED 7385 Research Methods and Procedures Concentration
SPED 6323 Behavior Analysis and Intervention
SPED 7323 Severe to Profound Disabilities and Related Disorders
SPED 6342 Medical Aspects of Disability
SPED 6343 Structuring the Education Environment
SPED 8303 Professional Seminar: Skills and Issues
Choose one of the following
SPED 8312 Practicum: Severely/Profoundly Disabled
SPED 8612 Practicum: Severely/Profoundly Disabled
(minimum 110 hours)
Support: Nine hours (selected from the following with adviser approval)
SPED 6345 Assessment and Evaluation: Students with Exceptionality
SPED 7373 Emotional Disturbance and Related Disorders
Choose one of the following
EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
SPED 7312 Bilingual Special Education: Assessment and Instruction
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