Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Special Education, M.Ed.

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Mission: The mission of the Special Education Department of the College of Education & Health Professions is to provide knowledge of the legal, social and cultural aspects of disability. Professionals are prepared to assess, teach, reinforce and evaluate children and adults with disabilities so they may reach their learning and behavioral potential.

Students must pass a comprehensive examination on the content of one education core course and the content of two courses in their plan area One question must come from the faculty advisor and one question must come from faculty outside of the SPED teaching core. Students are eligible to take the comprehensive exam either the semester before or during the semester they intend to graduate. Students who fail one part of the exam may re-take the exam within the same semester in which it was first attempted. Students who fail more than one part of the comprehensive examination must wait until the next semester before they may re-take the examination. A subsequent failure will result in required remedial work and may delay graduation. After three failures, students will be withdrawn from the program and, therefore, be deemed ineligible for graduation.

Special Education (30 hours)

Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Educators and professionals working with people with disabilities in schools, community service agencies as well as residential settings wishing to obtain knowledge and expertise in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis can now get their master’s in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis at UHV.

Special Education M.Ed.: ABA Concentration (39 hours)

Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (36 hours)

Concentration: Educational Diagnostician Certification (36 hours)

Diagnostician Concentration (9 hours)

Additional Requirements for the Educational Diagnostician Certification:

  • Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
  • Master’s degree.
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience in an accredited school.
  • Admission to graduate study within the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work.
  • Completion of at least 45 semester hours of approved courses related to the program for educational diagnostician.
  • Pass the TExES #153.

Concentration: Dyslexia (36 hours)

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