Requirements

Prerequisite courses to be completed with a grade of "B" or better:

  1. ESPE 530. Introduction to Special Education (4)
  2. ESPE 531. Methods and Procedures in Special Education (4)

Degree Requirements (48 units)

  1. EDUC 603. Effective Communication in Education (4)
  2. EDUC 605. Foundations of Education (4)
  3. EDUC 607. Introduction to Educational Research (4)
  4. ESPE 611. Assessment Methods in Special Education (4)
  5. ESPE 614. Curriculum and Methods for Diverse Learners with Disabilities (4)
  6. ESPE 635. Effective Communication with Professionals and Families (4)
  7. One of the following core tracks
  8. Early Childhood

    1. ESPE 672. Methods in Early Childhood Special Education I (4)
    2. ESPE 662. Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities I (4)
    3. ESPE 653. Seminar on Moderate/Severe Disabilities (4)
    4. ESPE 652. Applied Curricular Strategies for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (4)
    5. ESPE 673. Methods in Early Childhood Special Education II (4)

    Mild/Moderate

    1. ESPE 612. Supportive Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities (4)
    2. ESPE 613. Curriculum and Methods in Literacy Learning for Students with Disabilities (4)
    3. ESPE 649. Curriculum and Methods in Special Education: Secondary Transition and Career/Vocational Preparation (4)
    4. ESPE 656. Curriculum and Methods in Special Education: Core Subjects (4)
    5. ESPE 657. Seminar on Mild/Moderate Disabilities (4)

    Moderate/Severe

    1. ESPE 612. Supportive Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities (4)
    2. ESPE 649. Curriculum and Methods in Special Education: Secondary Transition and Career/Vocational Preparation (4)
    3. ESPE 652. Applied Curricular Strategies for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (4)
    4. ESPE 653. Seminar on Moderate/Severe Disabilities (4)
    5. ESPE 662. Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities I (4)
  9. Culminating Experience
    • Students must choose one of the following options
    • Master's Degree Project (4 units)
      1. EDUC 600. Master's Degree Project (4)
    • Written Comprehensive Examination Option (4 units)
      1. ESPE 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)
      2. Four units chosen in consultation with an advisor which may include one of the following:
        • ESPE 542D. Seminar in Special Education (4)
        • ESPE 633. Reflective Inquiry Seminar and Induction Plan (4)
        • Note: An application is required, contact the Department of Special Education
        • ESPE 672. Methods in Early Childhood Special Education I (4)
        • Note: not an elective for ECSE.
        • ESPE 673. Methods in Early Childhood Special Education II (4)
        • Note: not an elective for ECSE.
        • ESPE 685. Advanced Behavior Management (4)
        • Note: not an elective for ECSE.
        • ESPE 691A. Issues and Trends in Special Education: Current Issues (4)
        • ESPE 691B. Issues and Trends in Special Education: Collaboration and Consultation (4)
        • ESPE 691D. Issues and Trends in Special Education: Instructional Technologies (4)
        • ESPE 691E. Issues and Trends in Special Education: Administration (4)
        • ESPE 691F. Issues and Trends in Special Education: Historical (4)
        • ESPE 691G. Issues and Trends in Special Education: Special Populations (4)
        • ESPE 691H. Issues and Trends in Special Education: Transition (4)
        • ESPE 691J. Issues and Trends in Special Education: Post Secondary (4)

For more information please visit our website. Special Education Program