Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Special Education, Master of Education (MEd) - Concentration in PK-12


Area I - Core Courses
SPED 611Special Education Law3
SPED 617Current Research in Special Education3
SPED 625Instructional Strategies for Learning and Behavioral Problems3
Area II - Concentration
SPED 602Advanced Studies in Exceptionalities3
SPED 607Positive Classroom Interventions3
SPED 618Developing Integrated Language and Literacy Programs for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 620Contemporary Issues in Special Education3
SPED 644Advanced Study of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders3
SPED 645Early Intervention for Young Learners with Special Needs3
SPED 646Assessment and Evaluation3
SPED 647Transition for Persons with Disabilities3
Area III - Practicum/Student Teaching
SPED 648Clinical Practicum in Special Education3
SPED 701Student Teaching in Special Education9
Total Hours45
  • PDE requires a course in ELL if the teaching candidate has not taken a course in a previous undergraduate or graduate program. SEFE 607 meets this requirement.
  • Candidates seeking to add a PK-12 Special Education Certification to an existing teaching certification must complete Practicum SEFE 648. Candidates seeking initial certification must also take Practicum SEFE 648.
  • Candidates with an existing undergraduate or graduate degree in an area other than education and who do not possess a current teaching certification, must complete both SPED 648: Practicum and SPED 701: Student Teaching in Special Education.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9 88
Concentration: PK12
Effective: Fall 2019
Revised 10.28.2022
UCC 09.20.2022