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Emphases

As part of the Online M.A.Ed. in Special Education course requirements, students must select one of the following required emphasis areas.*

*Most emphases are 12 units; 15 units for emphasis in Emotional Disturbance (Behavioral Analysis)

Emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders12 units
SPED 503
Behavior Support to Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
3
SPED 512
Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice
3
SPED 522
Collaboration and Communication Skills of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
3
SPED 542
Meeting the Academic Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
3
Emphasis in Bilingual Special Education Strategies12 units
SPED 511
Language Development for All Students
3
SPED 532
Bilingual Special Education
3
Electives to be selected and approved by advisor6
Emphasis in Classroom Interventions12 units
SPED 513
Literacy and Math Prescriptives with Assistive Technology
3
SPED 515
Clinical Experiences in Teaching Reading and Writing (K–8)
3
SPED 540
Rtl/Brain-based Teaching and Learning: Math Disorders
3
SPED 546
Resource Specialist Communication Skills
3
Emphasis in Emotional Disturbance
(Behavior Analysis)
15 units
Note: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Coordinator must approve admission to this emphasis.
SPED 503
Behavior Support to Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
3
- or -
SPED 537
Theories and Interventions in Behavior Disorders*
3
SPED 504
Introduction to Behavior Analysis in Applied Settings
3
SPED 514
Advanced Behavior Analysis in Applied Settings
3
SPED 524
Advanced Topical Study: Applications and Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
3
SPED 534
Single-case Designs: Measurement and Experimental Evaluation of Behavior
3
*SPED 537 is a prerequisite for this emphasis.
Emphasis in Resource Specialist (RSP)12 units
SPED 546
Resource Specialist Communication Skills
3
SPED 547
Implementation of Special Education Legislation
3
SPED 548
Staff Development and Parent Education Techniques
3
SPED 549
Supervised Field Experience: Resource Specialist
3
Note: This information is current for the 2013–14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.