2018-2019 Graduate Catalog


Accelerated Master's Option

The Accelerated Option for a master’s degree in special education is for high-achieving undergraduate students enrolled in TCU’s College of Education. This option is available only to TCU undergraduate students obtaining a baccalaureate degree and teacher certification in early childhood (EC-6), middle school, or secondary education. The Accelerated Option allows outstanding students to complete a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in five years. Students are eligible to apply for admission to the graduate program during the semester they complete 90 hours of undergraduate coursework. To be considered for admission to the Accelerated Option, students must submit a graduate program application packet. Only candidates demonstrating superior undergraduate academic performance and having strong recommendations are considered for admission.

Students intending to pursue an Accelerated Option should tell their faculty adviser as early as possible to ensure proper advising. If admitted to the Accelerated Program, students’ complete 12 semester hours of the M.Ed. program during the fourth year as listed below:

Accelerated Master's Degree in Special Education

EC-6 Undergraduate Major (Required Courses 12 hours)

EDEC 55313Educational Assessment

3

EDEC 55123Learner-Centered Teaching: Families

3

EDUC 55293Curriculum Workshop

3

EDEC 55663Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom

3

OR

Middle/Secondary Undergraduate Major Required Courses (12 hours)

EDEC 55313Educational Assessment

3

EDUC 55663Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom

3

EDUC 55980Internship

3

At the end of the fourth year, assuming all other graduation requirements are met, the student earns a baccalaureate degree. During the fifth year, including summer, all students (EC-6 and Middle/Secondary) complete the remaining semester hours toward the M.Ed. degree as listed below:

Remaining Core Requirements (15 hours)

EDSP 50013Literacy Methods in Special Education

3

EDSP 50273Technology for Diverse Learners

3

EDSP 60233Understanding Exceptional Children and Youth At-Risk

3

EDSP 60313Critical Issues in Special Education

3

EDSP 60433Planning and Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms

3

Remaining Research Requirements (9 hours)

EDUC 70953Research in Education

3

EDSP 70003Single Subject Research Design

3

EDSP 70903Treatise in Special Education

3