Special Education, M.A.

Department

Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education

Dr. Cathy Yun, Chair
Education Building, Room 250
559.278.0238
http://fresnostate.edu/kremen/academics/departments/lebse.html

Degrees and Programs Offered

CRED in Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential
CRED in Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Certificate
CRED in Early Childhood - Specialist Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Mild/Moderate - Clear Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Mild/Moderate - Internship Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Mild/Moderate - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Moderate/Severe - Clear Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Moderate/Severe - Internship Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Moderate/Severe - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary - Early Childhood Emphasis, Credential
MA in Education - Reading/Language Arts Option, M.A.
MA in Education - Early Childhood Education Option, M.A.
MA in Special Education, M.A.
MA in Education - Multilingual & Multicultural Education Option, M.A.
MN in Urban Civic Education, Minor

Courses Offered

The department provides the foundation for graduates in early childhood, special education, bilingual instruction, reading/language arts, and teacher education. Our goal is to provide a foundation for our students to become leaders in education and highly skilled professionals. We hope you find that our faculty are committed to providing quality instruction for you to become a leader at your site and in education as a whole.

Requirements

M.A. in Special Education - Requirements

Dr. Kimberly Coy, Coordinator
Education Building, Room 357
kcoy@mail.fresnostate.edu
http://fresnostate.edu/kremen/masters-special-education/index.html

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog, M. A. in Special Education program applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Evidence of a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all postbaccalaureate coursework.
  2. For Clear Credential and/or master's degree only, students must provide evidence of Level I/Preliminary Credential.
  3. An interview with the program coordinator.*

*Required for applicants coming from programs other than those at Fresno State.
Program Requirements. Under the direction of the graduate adviser, each student prepares and submits an individually designed program within the following framework:

Core requirements (19 units)
SPED 155 [or equivalent - Level I Credential holders] (3 units)
and
SPED 175 (M/M) or 176 (M/S) [or equivalent] (6 units)

or

SPED 125 [or equivalent - Preliminary Credential holders] (3 units)
and
SPED 175 (M/M) or 176 (M/S) [or equivalent] (6 units)

SPED 219 (3 units)
SPED 233 (3 units)
SPED 243 (3 units)
SPED 298 or 299 (4 units)

Area of specialization (9 units)
--- Mild/Moderate Disabilities ---
SPED 235, 236, and 246
--- Moderate/Severe Disabilities ---
SPED 235, 236, and 247

Total (31 units)

* Students meet the Graduate Writing Requirement by passing the writing component of SPED 233. Contact the coordinator of the Special Education Program for more information.

Faculty

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