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Master of Arts in Multicategorical Special Education

The Master of Arts in Multicategorical Special Education program prepares professional educators who can work with children and adults with special needs across the areas of mild/moderate mental impairments, specific learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders.

This graduate level program prepares special education teachers to engage in current research-based practices and to provide high quality educational programs and services in elementary and/or secondary schools.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
SPED 500 Legal/Educational Foundations: Special Education 3
SPED 601 Academic Interventions for Special Needs 3
SPED 603 Classroom/Behavior Management for Special Needs 3
SPED 609 Technology Applications for Special Needs 3
SPED 663 Collaborative-Consultative Inclusion Strategies 3
SPED 665 Mathematics for Special Needs 3
SPED 666 Reading for Special Needs 3
Select one of the following:
SPED 667 Elementary Content Methods 3
SPED 668 Secondary Content Methods 3
LE 622 Disciplinary Literacy 3
SPED 669
OR
SPED 680
Culminating Practicum: Multicategorical Special Education

Culminating Project
6

Additional Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders

West Virginia permits individuals who are completing a program in Multicategorical Special Education K-6 or 5-Adult to elect to request an additional endorsement in Autism AFTER they are awarded their initial certification by completing 6 additional credits of coursework by completing 2 specialization courses in Autism.