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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Multicultural Studies in Education M.S. with Bilingual or ESL and Special Education Specializations

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The graduate plan in Multicultural Studies in Education leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree. This specialization allows students to seek certification in two areas of high need. The plan requires a minimum of 39 hours, including the following requirements.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Degree Requirements

Professional Education Core (12 hours)
EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
INST 6031 Applications of Technology
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
Credit Hours: 3
Bilingual/ESL Education (12 hours)
SILC 5032 Applied Linguistics for Bilingual Education/ESL
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5033 Cross-Curricular Literacy for Second Language Learners
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5130 Theory and Research in Bilingual and ESL Education
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5931 Research Topics in the Studies of Language and Culture
Credit Hours: 3
Special Education (12 hours)
SPED 5131 Educational Assessment of Exceptionalities
Credit Hours: 3
SPED 5132 Curricular Approaches to Learning Difficulties
Credit Hours: 3
SPED 5233 Providing Positive Behavioral Support
Credit Hours: 3
SPED 5332 Evaluation, Assessment, and Program Planning for Young Children with Special Needs
Credit Hours: 3
Additional Required Courses (2 hours)
SILC 5010 Professional Preparation Seminar for Educators of English Language Learners
Credit Hours: 1
SPED 5010 Professional Preparation Seminar for Special Educators
Credit Hours: 1

Additional Information

  • Students not passing the Bilingual Education or English as a Second Language (ESL) state assessment by the final semester of this plan must enroll in and successfully complete this course.
  • Students not passing the Special Education state assessment by the final semester of this plan must enroll in and successfully complete this course.
  • Register for the state exams as "Certification by Exam".

Master's Degree Option (3 hours)

Masters Degree Option (3 hours)
SPED 5133 Practicum in Inclusive Education
Credit Hours: 3