As little as 24 months*
$288 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.
This program is designed for Arkansas educators who seek to acquire an Arkansas K-12 Special Education Teaching License. The program builds on previous degrees through our curriculum-intense courses and is designed to provide an accelerated, affordable route to obtaining licensure.
Advanced in-depth study designed to develop knowledge of the characteristics and issues related to individuals with disabilities.
A study of the principles and practices for assessment and identification of individuals with disabilities with emphasis on the administration of formal and informal assessment instruments and interpretation and reporting of assessment data.
Focuses on models for planning and delivering instruction to students with disabilities.
This course provides a basis of understanding and addresses behavior challenges of diverse learners. A range of issues, concepts, and practices centering on Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) in school, communities, and other social settings.
A study of the basic methods and materials to facilitate skill development for individuals who require an individualized functional independent living curriculum.
A comprehensive, research-based study and overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Special Education Laboratory Experience is the internship component of the MSE in Special Education K-12 program. Candidates will develop and implement field-based projects for the purpose of applying the knowledge and skills sets obtained in all courses leading up to the Laboratory Experience course. Implementation of projects will take place in a special education setting to provide an opportunity for candidates to work with students with exceptionalities. Emphasis is on practical application of theoretical methods. Prerequisites: Passage of Special Education Praxis II and permission from advisor. The course length varies by term: 10 weeks for summer,14 weeks spring and fall terms.
Applicants seeking an Arkansas teaching license by reciprocity who hold a valid license from another state in Childhood (P-4), Elementary Education (K-6), Middle Childhood (4-8), or Secondary Social Studies (7-12) must meet an Arkansas History requirement by documentation of the successful completion of three (3) college credit-hours in Arkansas History at an accredited college or university OR a 45-hour professional development piece in Arkansas History through Arkansas IDEAS. Applicants holding a valid license in areas other the four mentioned above do not have to meet the Arkansas History requirement. HIST 3083 History of Arkansas (offered in summer terms only) meets the Arkansas history requirement.
Intensive research seminar covering various aspects of Arkansas history.
* Depending upon prior completed graduate work students may take fewer courses resulting in a faster completion time. Students who have previously completed the P-4 or 4-12 program of study have already taken four of the seven required classes for a K-12 license.