M.S. Special Education Courses
WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a capstone project. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.
For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.
Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.
As a graduation requirement, all students in the M.S. Special Education (K-12) program must pass the Praxis II Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications exam (test code 0543) at their own expense.
|Introduction to Special Education, Law and Legal Issues, Policies and Procedures||3|
|Psychoeducational Assessment Practices and IEP Development/Implementation||3|
|Behavioral Management and Intervention||3|
|Instructional Models and Design, Supervision and Culturally Responsive Teaching||2|
|Foundations of Instructional Design||2|
|Instructional Design Analysis||2|
|Issues in Instructional Design||2|
|Instructional Design Production||2|
|Foundations of Research||2|
|Literature Reviews for Educational Research||2|
|Issues in Educational Research||2|
|MS SPED Teacher Work Sample Written Project/Practicum I||3|
|MS SPED Teacher Work Sample Oral Defense/Practicum II||3|