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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership - Special Education Concentration, (MS)

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MS Degree Program

This program is designed for students who are seeking advanced study and professional development in education focusing on Instruction and Curriculum, Instructional Design and Technology, Literacy, Early Childhood Education, or Special Education. Specific program requirements for the listed concentrations are found on the ICL website. An option for students seeking the MS degree with a concentration in Instruction and Curriculum is to complete program requirements that prepare students to apply for a Tennessee Library Information Specialist Endorsement.

Program Admission

Admission to the Graduate School and admission to a specific ICL graduate program are separate procedures. Applicants must submit the following admissions materials before the application will be reviewed:

  1. An application to the Graduate School that includes:
    1. Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study;
  2. Applicants who are not native speakers of English and are not graduates of The University of Memphis must supply a minimum score of 550 on the paper, a 210 on the computer-based, or 79 on the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  3. Submit the ICL Department MS Application along with two letters of recommendation on letterhead, preferably one from a college/university professor to the Graduate Analyst in Ball Hall 215 (3798 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38152). All application information must be received by February 1 for summer semesters, April 1 for fall semesters, and October 1 for spring semesters.
  4. The above criteria represent the minimum acceptable admission requirements. Depending on the applicant’s educational background, the graduate committee may require additional coursework to prepare the student for advanced master’s level studies.

Multiple criteria will be used when considering applicant admission, including, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate grade point averages, scores of the submitted tests, and letters of recommendation.

Program Requirements

  1. A minimum of 30 graduate semester hours is required.
  2. The major will consist of 12 semester hours including courses identified by the concentration and ICL 7992 - Master’s Project **  or IDT 7095 - Dev Intractve Lrng Envirnmt II **  or SPED 7900 - Advanced Practicum/Capstone .
  3. EDPR 7521 - Intro to Educ Research **  or  EDPR 7581 - Behav Anlys/Case Dsgn  
  4. Fifteen (15) semester hours of electives are required. Courses taken depend on the undergraduate background, previous experiences of the student, and the nature of the major area of concentration. These courses must be approved by the assigned advisor and support the major area of study.

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