MEd in Special Education with Emphasis in Combined Early Childhood and Autism
The Master of Education program requires 33 hours and a comprehensive examination or project. It emphasizes practical applications. MEd candidates must follow graduate school guidelines with respect to timeliness of committee formation and paperwork completion. More information about this program can be found on the Missouri Online program page.
|SPC_ED 7300||Introduction to Special Education||3|
|SPC_ED 7330||Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education||3|
|SPC_ED 8350||Introduction to Research Methods in Education||3|
|SPC_ED 8440||Advanced Behavior Management: Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPC_ED 8485||Introduction and Methods of Early Intervention||3|
|SPC_ED 8495||Introduction and Methods of Early Childhood Special Education||2-3|
|SPC_ED 8601||Introduction to Autism||3|
|SPC_ED 8602||Methods of Instruction for Students with Autism||3|
|SPC_ED 8603||Social Competency for Students with Autism||3|
|SPC_ED 8605||Young Children with Autism||3|
|SPC_ED 8606||Assessment in Autism, Special Education||3|
|LTC 8614||Language and Early Literacy Development||3|
Faculty selection committees review applications for admission into the various graduate programs. Factors considered in the graduate student review process include previous academic course work and performance, GRE scores, letters of recommendation from professors or professional supervisors and relevant professional work experiences. The letter of intent is evaluated for advising purposes and is an indication of the applicant’s motivation, professionalism and writing competencies. Interviews with faculty are often arranged as part of the admissions review process.
The Special Education graduate program cannot assure admission to all applicants who meet minimum standards specified for the degree program. Resource constraints do not permit the admission of all qualified applicants.
A committee of faculty reviews the credentials of each applicant. It is the responsibility of this committee to exercise professional judgment related to the criteria that applicants must meet in order to be considered for admission to the program.
Financial Aid from the Program
Some programs require an extra form or statement from those who wish to be considered for internal assistantships, fellowships or other funding packages. Check the program website or ask the program contact for details.
To remain in good standing in the master’s program and earn a master’s degree, each student must earn and maintain an overall grade point of 3.0 or higher in all required and elective course work each semester. If student’s GPA falls below 3.0 for any semester, they will be dropped from the degree program. If students receive a grade of “C” in any core or required course, remedial activities will be required. Students must also complete course work assigned a grade of “I” prior to the end of the following semester.
For information on general progress guidelines and the dismissal policy, see the Special Education website.