Graduate Catalog 2010


Overview of Master of Arts in Special Education (MASE) Program

Master of Arts in Special Education (MASE)

Master of Arts in Special Education (K-12 Modified Special Education). The program is available in two versions: The first track is designed to be an add-on to an exsisting Early Childhood Education or Middle Grades Education license. The second track is designed to be a Post-baccalaureate initial licensure program in K-12 Modified Special Education.

TRACK 1: An add-on to an existing license. The thirty (30) hour licensure program for level dependent K-12 Modified Special Education is as follows:


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Master of Arts in Special Education - Track 1 Hours
 
EDU 5620 Foundations of Special Education 3  
EDU 5630 Communication/Collaboration for Exceptional Children 3  
EDU 5640 Instructional Strategies for Mild Disabilities* (K-6) 3  
EDU 5650 Post Secondary Transition and Instructional Strategies* (7-12) 3  
EDU 5660 Instructional Management 3  
EDU 5670 Behavioral Management for Student with Disabilities* 3  
EDU 5680 Assessment for Decision Making 3  
EDU 5690, 5691,5592 Practicum: Mild Disabilities (2,2,2) 6  
EDU 5735 Reading for Special Educators 3  
* These three courses have two hours of practicum experiences attached.  
 
TOTAL HOURS   30

TRACK 2: An initial post-baccalaureate license for candidates who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

Master of Arts in Special Education - Track 2 Hours
 
EDU 5620 Foundations of Special Education 3  
EDU 5630 Communication/Collaboration for Exceptional Children 3  
EDU 5640 Instructional Strategies for Mild Disabilities* (K-6) 3  
EDU 5650 Post Secondary Transition and Instructional Strategies* (7-12) 3  
EDU 5660 Instructional Management 3  
EDU 5670 Behavioral Management for Student with Disabilities* 3  
EDU 5680 Assessment for Decision Making 3  
EDU 5690, 5691, 5692 Practicum: Mild Disabilities (2,2,2) 6  
EDU 5735 Reading for Special Educators 3  
EDU 5601 Professional Core - SPED ** 1-6  
EDU 5602 Professional Methods Block - SPED ** 1-9  
EDU 5410 Student Teaching 8
EDU 5440 Graduate Teaching Seminar 4
* These three courses have two hours of practicum experiences attached.
** Number of credit hours required will be determined by documented previous experience
TOTAL HOURS   44-57


Student Teaching can be waived if a candidate successfully completes the State of Tennessee required two or three years of teaching in Special Education, on an alternative license.

Add-on endorsement in English as a Second Language PreK - 12 is available to licensed teachers completing the following program of study.

English as a Second Language (Add-on Endorsement) Hours
 
SLS 6000, Laguage and Culture 3  
ENG 5040, History of the English Language 3  
ENG 6500, Special Topics in Grammar and Linguistics 3  
ENG 5720, Practicum in Pedagogy or
EDU 5420 Practicum
3  
EDU 6580, English Language Learners 3  
TOTAL HOURS   15