The primary objective of the Master of Arts degree in Special Education General Curriculum is to prepare future teachers to instruct children and youth with mild disabilities. An emphasis is placed on presenting best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum and developing specific teaching competencies for the continuum of educational placements.
Master of Arts in Special Education General Curriculum
Students must meet the general requirements of the University and the School of Education, and possess the T-4 certificate or its equivalent. Students not currently holding a teaching certificate are required to take additional course work.
Degree Credit Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of thirty-six (36) credit hours. Students who do not currently possess a T-4 will be required to complete additional course work.
CEDS 578 Behavior Management
CEDS 579 Psycho-Educational Evaluation for Teaching
CEDS 580 Psychology of Exceptional Education
CEDS 585 Developmental Problems in Speech and Language
CEDS 591 Nature and Needs of Students with Mild Disabilities
CEDS 592 Methods, Materials, and Curriculum for Students with Mild Disabilities
CEDS 605 Diagnosis Reading for Teaching Reading
CEDC 551 Research Design & Evaluation in Education or
COUN 500 Basic Statistics or
COUN 507 Research and Measurement or
CEDA 590 Educational Tests and Measurements
Field Experience Requirement: The following courses are to be taken during the last two semesters in
CEDS 593 Practicum for Special Education General Curriculum
CEDS 594 Internship for Special education General Curriculum
CEDS 606 Seminar for Prospective Special Education Teachers
Electives: Candidates should take any two (2) of the following courses:
CEDS 576 Cultural Diversity
CEDS 600 Curriculum for Exceptional Education
CEDC 642 Career Development
CEDC 643 Counseling Families
CEDS 698 Legislative and Legal AspectsApplicants who are interested in eligibility for teacher certification should contact the department chair for requirements. For example, candidates seeking certification must pass or be exempt from all relevant examinations required for certification by the State of Georgia.