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M.A.T. Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities

Program Requirements: 39 Hours

Gateway 1: Admission to the Program

15 hours

Requirements

Permanent initial licensure in education or undergraduate degree, 2.7 of above GPA, Praxis I, GRE, interview, essay, and completion of prerequisite courses.

Prerequisite Courses

  • EDGR 5125 - Psychological Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDEC 5634 - Legal and Cultural Foundations in Special Education (3)
  • EDIT 5855 - Advanced Technology for Education or EDEC 5679 Adaptive Technologies for Special Populations or EDU 4300 - Computer Utilization
  • EDCI 5221 - Instructional Programs in Mathematics (3)
  • EDEC 5620 - Introduction to Exceptional Children (3)

Gateway 2: General Curriculum Competencies

Initial Licensure Requirements 18 hours

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite for all classes EDEC 5620

  • EDEC 5621 - Classroom Management (3)
  • EDEC 5671 - Assessment in Special Education (3)
  • EDEC 5622 - Teaching Students with Special Needs in Elementary School (3)
  • EDEC 5623 - Teaching Adolescents with Special Needs (3)
  • EDEC 5630 - Collaborative Planning for Individualized Student Programs (3)
  • EDEC 5628 - Instructional Reading Strategies for Exceptional Children (3)
    All students requesting initial licensure at this point in their program must complete EDEC 5690, Initial Practicum in Special Education (3)

Gateway 3: Advanced Curriculum Competencies

12 hours

  • EDGR 5915 - Statistics Applied to Educational Measurement or EDGR 5910 (3)
  • EDGR 5925 - Applied Research Techniques or EDGR 5920 (3)
  • EDEC 5635 - Current Research and Leadership Issues in Special Education (3)
  • EDEC 5695: Professional Practicum (3) Permission of advisor required.
    Prerequisite is two years of successful teaching in special education or EDEC 5690

Specialty Areas Mild Disabilities

9 hours

Behavioral/Emotional Disabilities

  • EDEC 5151 - Characteristics Students w/ Behavioral/Emotional Disabilities (3)
  • EDEC 5641 - Methods for Teaching Students with Behavioral/Emotional Disabilities (3) Prerequisite EDEC 5151
  • EDEC 5645 - Advanced Seminar in Behavioral/Emotional Disabilities (3) Prerequisite EDEC 5641

Graduation Requirements

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Portfolio Review

Contact Information

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Maureen Short

Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Ed

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