Master of Arts: Special Education Courses

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Required Core Courses (12 units)

Units Course Title Course Description

(3)

EDGR 260

Writing and Research Across the Disciplines
(Graduate status)

(3)

EDS 250

Education Research
(Graduate status)

(3)

EDS 251

Education for a Democratic, Pluralistic Society
(Graduate status)

(3)

EDS 297

Current Issues in Special Education

B. Other Course Requirements/Electives (12-15 units)

Courses in special education and supporting fields, approved by a special education advisor.

C. Culminating Requirements (3-6 units)

Select one of the Following

Units Course Title Course Description Old Code

(3)

EDS 298

Master's Seminar in Special Education
(EDS 297)

-

(3-6)

EDS 500

Master of Arts Thesis: Special Education
(Advanced to candidacy and chair permission two semesters prior to registration; Units of credit determined in consultation with thesis sponsor) (EDS 297)

-

(3-6)

EDS 501

Master of Arts Project: Special Education
(Advanced to candidacy and chair permission two semesters prior to registration; Units of credit determined in consultation with thesis sponsor) (EDS 297)

-

Thesis/Project/MA Seminar (EDS 500/EDS 501/EDS 298) courses require the student to file and have approved a Reservation Form for that course the semester before intended registration. Registration for EDS 199/EDS 299, Special Problems, requires a Special Problems petition be filed the semester before intended registration. Enrollment in the culminating experience (Thesis/Project/MA Seminar) may occur only after advancement to candidacy. Students seeking continuous enrollment must have advisor and graduate coordinator's approval.

Students choosing the project/thesis option must enroll for a total of six units, either six units in one semester or three units in each of two consecutive semesters. Students choosing to enroll for six units in one semester who do not complete the thesis or project during the semester of enrollment will receive an "NC" grade. Students choosing to enroll for three units for two consecutive semesters may receive a "Report in Progress" ("RP") grade for the first semester as deemed appropriate by the instructor; these students must complete the thesis or project in the second semester or receive an "NC" grade. Students receiving an "NC" grade for project/thesis must reapply to the Department for permission to re-enroll.

The graduate degree program is subject to general University and Departmental requirements. These requirements are explained in the "Graduate Studies" section of the Sacramento State Catalog.