MS in Exceptional Student Education

Main Campus - MS in Exceptional Student Education - 36 credits

This program is designed for candidates who want to work with children and youth with mild disabilities (both academic and behavioral) in grades K-12.

An Online MS in Exceptional Student Education program is also available.

MS in ESE Courses

  • ESE 510 Educational Management of Students with Exceptionalities (3)
  • ESE 511 Language Development and Communication Skills Deficits in Exceptional Children (3)
  • ESE 514 Transition: Teaching Interpersonal and Post-Secondary Life Skills (3)
  • ESE 524 Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities (3)
  • ESE 528 Instructional Strategies for Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders (3)
  • ESE 570 Introduction to Children with Exceptionalities
  • ESE 583 Educational Assessment of Students with Exceptionalities (3)
  • ESE 673 Nature and Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (3)
  • ESE 683 Instructional Strategies for Students with ASD: Technical and Communication Interventions (3)
  • ESE 665 Collaborative Practices in Inclusive Curriculum Design (3)
  • ESE 690 Curriculum Design in Exceptional Student Education (3)
  • EDR 601 Methodology of Research (3)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credits for the master’s degree. Depending on the graduate student’s prior classroom experience and certification credentials, Based on students’ background and experiences, one of the two clinical field experience courses noted below may be recommended. Graduate students with no prior teaching experience are recommended to complete the ESE 599 Teaching Internship course.

  • ESE 599 Teaching Internship in ESE (6)
    or
  • ESE 699 Practicum in Exceptional Student Education (3)