Master of Science in Special Education

The MS in Special Education prepares individuals to teach exceptional children in grades K through 12. The curriculum consists of 9 core courses in the theory and best practices of exceptional student education and 3 electives.

The program is currently accepted by the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Certification under Rule 6A-4.003. “Degrees, programs, and credits shall be determined acceptable for educator certification purposes when awarded by an institution of higher learning accredited by one (1) of the regional accrediting associations.” St. Thomas University is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

MS in Special Education Course Requirements (36 Credits)
Core Special Education Courses (27 credits)
    EEX 500 Survey of the Education of the Exceptional Child
    EEX 501 Assessment of the Exceptional Child
    EEX 502 Language Development and Language Disabilities
    EEX 503 Educational Management of Students with Exceptionalities
    EEX 504 Vocational and Functional Life Skills
    EEX 505 Education of Students with Mild Handicaps
    EEX 514 Instructional Strategies for Students with Mental Handicaps
    EEX 524 Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
    EEX 534 Instructional Strategies for Students with Emotional Handicaps

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