Dedicated and creative special educators make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities and their families.

Our M.S. Ed. Program offers a concentration in special education that enables teachers to address the scholastic needs of students with mental, emotional, learning and other differences or disabilities. The program requires 27-credit hours of graduate level work that reflects a comprehensive approach to building skills.

The special education concentration meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in special education to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Required Courses

Core Courses
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues 3
EDUC-J 500 Instruction in Context of Curriculum 3
EDUC-P 507 Assessment in Schools 3
EDUC-E 590 Research in Elementary Education* 3
Special Education Courses
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students 3
EDUC-K 563 Learning Disabilities I 3
EDUC-K 544 Education the Socially/Emotionally Disturbed II 3
EDUC-K 535 Assessment/Remediation of Mildly Handicapped I 3
EDUC-K 553 Management of Academic and Social Behavior 3
EDUC-K 565 Collaboration and Service Delivery 3
EDUC-K 500 Topical Seminary in Special Education: Autism Spectrum 2
EDUC-K 580 Curriculum & Methods of Education for Mental Disabilities 3
EDUC-K 590 Ind. Study or Research in SPED V.T. High Incidence Methods-RTI in Literacy 1
EDUC-K 588 Supervised Teaching in Special Education 3


Please contact Carol Bartlett, Ph.D. or Lisa Hoffman, Ph.D. for advising information on education requirements.


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Carol Bartlett Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Special Education Coordinator

Hillside Hall 05
Phone: (812) 941-2251

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Lisa Hoffman Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor

Hillside Hall 20B
Phone: (812) 941-2137