Advance your career while impacting the lives of others with a Master’s of Education in Special Education. Using evidence and research based practices you will learn the skills needed to help to develop an identified student with disabilities fullest potential by providing them specialized instruction that is designed to meet their learning needs.
A Teaching license is required to pursue this degree
Angela Justice decided to pursue a Master of Science degree in education with a special education endorsement in order to better help children with special needs understand the world around them. She says her favorite part about being an educator is “those ‘lightbulb’ moments when you see a child discover something for the first time, when they are able to accomplish something they have been struggling with, when a nonverbal student says their first word. Those amazing moments in time when you see them grow academically and socially.”
While she originally chose the UT Martin program because of its proximity to her home, she has since left the area and found her education to be applicable in a new school system. “My master’s (degree) from UTM was able to help me find a job in a new school district where we moved. It’s a notable university that has a great reputation for training quality teachers.”
LIBS 755 Children and Adolescent Literature - 3 Credit Hours
SPED 680 Strategies for Differentiation in the Inclusive Classroom - 3 Credit Hours
SPED 635 Special Education Assessment and Procedures - 3 Credit Hours
SPED 660 Behavior Strategies and Interventions - 3 Credit Hours
SPED 710 Advanced Practicum in Special Education - 3 Credit Hours
READ 700 Foundations of Literacy Development - 3 Credit Hours
SPED 634 Literacy Interventions for Students with Disabilities - 3 Credit Hours
SPED 730 Current Topics in Special Education - 3 Credit Hours
EDFN 720 Multicultural Issues in Education and Counseling - 3 Credit Hours
EDEV 761 Educational Tests and Measurement - 3 Credit Hours
Total Minimum hours required for M.S. Degree - 30
We greatly value our relationships with our students and it is our goal to foster a sense of community between our students, faculty, and community partners. This begins with the first contact between advisor and student. Your advisor is the person who will work with you to understand all of the requirements of the program, help you develop your plan of study, answer questions about registration, and guide you toward your career goal. This is an important relationship that we hope will make you feel more comfortable in our program as well as provide you with information. The advisor- student connection is vital in your personal and professional development. As faculty members, we enjoy this time we spend getting to know and mentor you. Our hope is that you continue to feel a part of our program even after you graduate, keeping us up to date on your personal and professional milestones.
To further promote our sense of community we have established a Facebook group page for current students and alumni. When you are accepted into the program you will be sent an invitation via email to join our Facebook group and we hope you will accept. On this site we post news about the program, important information about the profession of counseling, and share updates about students and alumni. We hope those of you still on Facebook will accept our invitation!
For additional information on the Special Education Endorsement Option, click here.
Our office is available to provide more information on the program, admission requirements, student life, and anything else you’re wondering about.
We look forward to hearing from you!
SPED Faculty Coordinator
Coordinator, Education Graduate Student Services Coordinator