Special Education

The special education courses are shown below. The courses required for your special education endorsement or concentration will be decided after transcript evaluation and in consultation with special education faculty.

Interdisciplinary - Advanced Special Education concentration requirements:
SPED 690 - Workshop in SPED Research - Single Subject Design 3 hrs
SPED 690 - Workshop in SPED: Advanced Methods in (Emphasis) 3 hrs
SPED 710 - Advanced Practicum 6 hrs
SPED 720 - Language Dev. Disorders School Age Child 3 hrs
SPED 730 - Current Topics in Special Education 3 hrs



Interdisciplinary - Special Education "endorsement" requirements:
SPED 615 - Characteristics and Needs of Children with Disabilities OR
SPED 640 - Advanced Methods 3 hrs
SPED 620 - Language Development and Disorders 3 hrs
SPED 637 - Assessment 3 hrs
SPED 660 - Behavior Interventions 3 hrs
SPED 710 - Advanced Practicum 6 hrs


NOTE: Individuals interested in this interdisciplinary option must already be licensed to teach. The coursework listed above is designed to give individuals the necessary content to add on the special education K-12 endorsement once all required Praxis Exams are passed. Should an individual wish to add PreK Special Education, they must also complete SPED 630 and one additional Praxis Exam.


For further information, please contact the Education Graduate Programs Office at teach@utm.edu, or use our online request form.

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