Master of Education in Special Education

Our M.Ed. in Special Education prepares educators to teach, evaluate, and advocate for students with disabilities.  Students will learn about and be able to apply evidence-based practices in special education.  Students can elect to pursue an M.Ed. in Special Education with a focus on interventions or an M.Ed. in Special Education plus Educational Diagnostician certification. Students who already hold a masters’ degree may wish to pursue our certification-only Educational Diagnostician program or our Ph.D. in Special Education.

Highly-qualified special education teachers and Educational Diagnosticians are in demand across Texas, and our graduate programs in Special Education effectively prepare our students to meet this growing need. 

General Requirements

The M.Ed. requires a minimum of 36 semester credit hours. See the Special Education website for more information.

Master of Education in Special Education (with Diagnostician Certification) Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)

Exceptionalities
EDSP 5103Developmental Disabilities3
EDSP 5303Students With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders3
EDSP 5413Individuals with Learning Disabilities3
Interventions
EDSP 5423Instructional Interventions for Students with Disabilities3
Choose one of the following:3
Collaborating for Effective Intervention
Behavior Interventions for Students with Disabilities
Support
EDSP 5033Using Assessments for Effective Interventions3
EDSP 5043Legal and Administrative Issues of Special Education Programs3
Assessment
EDSP 5833Individual Diagnostic Assessment3
EDSP 5843Special Education Evaluation3
EDSP 5863Educational Diagnostician Practicum3
Research
ELDR 5203Research in Education3
EDSP 5973Professional Paper3
Total SCHs36


Master of Education in Special Education: Intervention Specialist Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)

Exceptionalities
EDSP 5103Developmental Disabilities3
EDSP 5303Students With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders3
EDSP 5413Individuals with Learning Disabilities3
Interventions
EDSP 5313Behavior Interventions for Students with Disabilities3
EDSP 5423Instructional Interventions for Students with Disabilities3
Select 2 electives with advisor approval6
Support
EDSP 5013Collaborating for Effective Intervention3
EDSP 5033Using Assessments for Effective Interventions3
EDSP 5043Legal and Administrative Issues of Special Education Programs3
Research
ELDR 5203Research in Education3
EDSP 5973Professional Paper3
Total SCHs36