Special Education, M.Ed. (Type 10 Certification)

This program prepares candidates for a variety of roles working with children and adolescents with exceptional needs. It is designed for students with baccalaureate degrees seeking the LBS I certification (Type 10). Visit Certifications and Endorsements at NLU for more details.

In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admissions Requirements, applicants must:

This degree requires:

  • 39–42 SH
  • Practicum

MED Core - 8 SH

EPS541Cognition and Instruction

ESR505Educational Inquiry and Assessment

FND511Social and Cultural Politics of Education: Personal and Contextual Perspectives

Special Education Program Requirements - 31-34 SH

SPE500Introduction to Exceptional Children and Adolescents/Special Education

SPE506Frameworks and Perspectives in Special Education

SPE545Assistive Technology

SPE502Language Development and Challenges in Children and Adolescents


SPE526Best Practice in Child Word-Finding: Academic Accommodations for Students with Expressive Language Difficulties


SPE503Collaborative and Consultative Teaming and Teaching

SPE508Critical Literacy for Students with Disabilities

SPE501Educational and Diagnostic Assessment of Exceptional Children and Adolescents

SPE509Clinical Literacy

SPE523Diagnosis and Remediation of Math Disabilities/Special Education

SPE507Social/Emotional Development and Teaching and Support

SPE527Individualized Curriculum and Instruction

SPE592CPracticum/Teaching Children and Adolescents with Special Needs

Note: SPE 500 can be waived per advisor.