Special Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)

Degree Requirements (51 Hours)

The degree requirements include the following:

Concentration Requirements (15 Hours)

Candidates choose one of the following two areas:

Multi-Categorical Disabilities

Course Title Credits
EDEX 582Teaching Mathematics to Students at Risk3
EDEX 670Nature of Students with Multi-categorical Disabilities3
EDEX 671Instruction of Students with Multi-categorical Disabilities3
EDEX 691Collaborative Partnerships in PK-12 Special Education3
EDEX 891Advanced Educational Procedures for Exceptional Children3
Total Credit Hours15

Severe and Multiple Disabilities 

Course Title Credits
EDEX 610Instruction of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities3
EDEX 615Curriculum and Language Instruction for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities3
EDEX 619Nature of Students with Intellectual Disabilities3
EDEX 701Nature of Students with Autism3
EDEX 809Single-Case Research Designs in Special Education3
Total Credit Hours15

Professional Core Requirements (36 Hours)

For both concentration areas.

Course Title Credits
EDEX 523Introduction to Exceptional Children3
EDEX 580Direct Instruction in Reading for At-Risk Learners3
EDEX 640Managing Problem Behavior in the Classroom3
EDEX 713Practicum in Instruction of Exceptional Children I3
EDEX 715Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education3
EDEX 716Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Interventions3
EDEX 726Seminar in Special Education for Student Teachers3
EDEX 790Introduction to Assessment in Special Education3
Select one course from the following:12
Directed Teaching in Special Education: C (Multicategorical)
Directed Teaching in Special Education
Total Credit Hours36