M.S. in Secondary Collaborative

The Secondary Collaborative Graduate Program is a unique program offering initial certification in secondary special education to teachers at all levels. To be considered for the program, the prospective candidate must hold a Class B teaching certificate and meet the admission requirements outlined in the admissions packet.

The secondary collaborative program is a 30-hour master’s degree program. The candidate may select 3 electives during their course of study. The remaining core courses include the following:

  • EDUC 582- Issues and Trends in Special Education
  • EDUC 585- Assessment Procedures and Processes
  • EDUC 586- Managing Challenging Behavior in the Classroom: A Functional Behavioral Approach
  • EDUC 589- Methods of Differentiating Instruction in the Secondary Classroom
  • EDUC 593- Research-Based Methods of Instruction at the Secondary Level
  • EDUC 595- Practicum in Secondary Collaborative
  • EDUC 597- Curriculum Integration of Technology

The program of study will focus on current research, trends, practices, laws, litigation and theoretical issues facing the field of secondary special education, as well as, specific strategies and teaching skills for meeting the individual needs of students in the general education classroom and the special education classroom. Any educator would benefit from the expertise gained from this field of study. Regardless of where you hope to teach, if you are interested in a master’s degree at the secondary level, this program will make you a better teacher who is more equipped to deal with the varying needs of students at the secondary level. For questions regarding specific program details, please contact Dr. Mandy Hilsmier, program director. For general admissions questions, please contact Brooke Karr