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M.A. Special Education Courses

Special Education Clinical Practice

Concurrent Program of Study:

Semester 1: Fall
  • EDMX 511 Elementary Teaching & Learning I for Ed. Specialists
  • EDMX 521 Elementary Literacy for Education Specialists
  • EDMX 543 Mathematics Education in Inclusive Classrooms
  • EDMS 555 Elementary Multilingual Education
  • EDMX 570 Clinical Practice: Elementary & Special Settings
Semester 2: Spring
  • EDMX 512 Elementary Teaching & Learning II for Ed. Specialists
  • EDMS 544 Social Studies Education in Elementary Schools
  • EDMS 545 Elementary Science Education
  • EDMX 622 Literacy for Education Specialists
  • EDMX 571 Clinical Practice: General Education Settings Specialist Settings OR EDMX 573- Clinical Practice in Elementary School Bilingual/ELD Setting (For Bilingual candidates ONLY)  
Semester 3: Fall
  • EDMX 627 Assessment for Planning & Instruction
  • EDMX 631 Foundations in Law, Ethics, & Procedures of Special Education
  • EDMX 632 Technology & Communication for Special Populations
  • EDMX 633 Community Access through Supported Environments
  • EDMX 572 Clinical Practice: Special Education Setting            
  • EDMX 575 Transition Development Plan Seminar

Total Credit Units: 59 


Additional Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Course Work and Clinical Practice:

  • EDMX 635 Curriculum & Instruction: Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • EDMX 573 Clinical Practice: Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Total Credit Units: 69 


Additional Master of Arts in Education Courses:

Formal admission to Master of Arts in Education program is required to enroll in all other MA coursework. Please refer to the  MA program brochure or the Education Services Center for information on the application process).  21 units in residency at CSUSM are required for the MA in Education.

  • EDUC 602 Schooling in a Multicultural Society 
  • EDUC 622 Research Methods in Education 
  • EDUC 698 Master's Thesis/Project 

Total Credit Units: 78

 

Add On Program of Study

Co-Requisite:

  • Completion of SB 2042 basic teaching credential OR
  • EDST 630 Current Issues & Research in Educational Technology OR
  • EDUC 422 Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning

Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Courses and Clinical Practice

Fall:
  • EDMX 631 Foundations in Law, Ethics, & Procedures of Special Education
  • EDMX 633 Community Access through Supported Environments
  • EDMX 632 Communication, Technology & Social Competence for Special Populations
Spring:
  • EDMX 622 Literacy for Education Specialists
  • EDMX 627 Assessment for Planning and Instruction
  • EDMX 572 Education Specialist – Clinical Practice: Special Education Setting
  • EDMX 575 Transition Development Plan Seminar            

Total Credit Units: 25-28


Requirements for Moderate/Severe Authorization (Optional): For those who completed a Preliminary or Level I Mild/Moderate credential program at CSUSM:

  • EDMX 635 Curriculum and Instruction: Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • EDMX 573 Clinical Practice: Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Required Courses for Single Subject Credential Holders:

  • EDMS 521  Elementary Literacy I OR
  • EDMX 521 Elementary Literacy I for Education Specialist
  • EDMS 543  Elementary Mathematics Education OR
  • EDMX 543 Mathematics Education in Inclusive Classrooms

Additional Master of Arts in Education Courses:

Formal admission to Master of Arts in Education program is required to enroll in all other MA coursework. Please refer to the  MA program brochure or the Education Services Center for information on the application process).  21 units in residency at CSUSM are required for the MA in Education.

  • EDUC 602 Schooling in a Multicultural Society 
  • EDUC 622 Research Methods in Education 
  • EDUC 698 Master's Thesis/Project 

 Elective Units 

You may add electives from the General Option Masters and other special courses that are offered periodically. Up to 9 units may be brought in from other universities with advisor approval.

Add On Intern Program of Study

Co-Requisite:

  • Completion of SB 2042 basic teaching credential OR
  • EDST 630 Current Issues & Research in Educational Technology OR
  • EDUC 422 Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning

 Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Courses and Clinical Practice

Fall:
  • EDMX 631 Foundations in Law, Ethics, & Procedures of Special Education
  • EDMX 633 Community Access through Supported Environments
  • EDMX 632 Communication, Technology & Social Competence for Special Populations
  • EDMX 671 Education Specialist – Clinical Practice for Interns I - 7 
Spring:
  • EDMX 622 Literacy for Education Specialists
  • EDMX 627 Assessment for Planning and Instruction
  • EDMX 575 Transition Development Plan Seminar
  • EDMX 672 Education Specialist – Clinical Practice for Interns II - 7

Total Credit Units: 25-28      


Requirements for Moderate/Severe Authorization (Optional): For those who completed a Preliminary or Level I Mild/Moderate credential program at CSUSM:

  • EDMX 635 Curriculum and Instruction: Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • EDMX 573 Clinical Practice: Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Required Courses for Single Subject Credential Holders:

  • EDMS 521:  Elementary Literacy I       OR
  • EDMX 521: Elementary Literacy I for Education Specialist
  • EDMS 543:  Elementary Mathematics Education  
  • (or EDMX 543 – Mathematics Education in Inclusive Classrooms) 

Additional Master of Arts in Education Courses:

Formal admission to Master of Arts in Education program is required to enroll in all other MA coursework. Please refer to the  MA program brochure or the Education Services Center for information on the application process).  21 units in residency at CSUSM are required for the MA in Education.

  • EDUC 602 Schooling in a Multicultural Society 
  • EDUC 622 Research Methods in Education 
  • EDUC 698 Master's Thesis/Project

Elective Units

You may add electives from the General Option Masters and other special courses that are offered periodically. Up to 9 units may be brought in from other universities with advisor approval