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Course DescriptionCourse work combines on-campus learning with field learning experiences to prepare candidates to work with people with disabilities ages 5 to 21. Special Educators plan and deliver instruction designed to meet each student's individual needs. They also have opportunities to work with individual students, co-teach within general education classrooms, consult with general educators, accommodate and modify general education curricula, and collaborate with parents and other professionals.
Department of Special Education programs are accredited by:
- National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- Colorado Department of Education (CDE)
- Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE)
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Course CurriculumThe program consists of 40 credit hours to earn an MA in Special Education.
- SPED 5002 - Professional Seminar in Special Education
- SPED 5003 - Classroom & Instructional Management
- SPED 5004 - Self-Determination & Transition
- SPED 5010 - Multisensory Structured Language Education
- SPED 5011 - Assessment & Instructional Monitoring
- SPED 5012 - Differentiated Instruction
- SPED 5020 - Significant Support Needs
- SPED 5021 - Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
- SPED 5022 - Consultation & Collaboration
- SPED 5031 - Elementary/Secondary Student Teaching (Campus only)*
- LEAD 5700 - Introduction to Research & Statistics
- SPED 5090 - Consultation & Collaboration (Campus only)
- SPED 5091 - Elementary/Secondary Student Teaching (Campus only)
The Department only allows up to nine credits to be taken online unless special arrangements are made.