For licensed teachers, Furman’s Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities is designed to allow teachers to add on a specific area of special education. The 33- to 36-credit master’s program includes preparation in a selected area of special education through a course dealing with the nature of a specific disability and the related practica. In addition, candidates learn appropriate teaching and intervention strategies to help them modify all children's behaviors. Field experiences and a final practica enable candidates to apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.

Degree Requirements

Core (9 credits of required study)

  • EDFD 604: Statistics and Measurement in Education (3)
  • EDFD 606: Research in Education (3)
  • EDFD 608: The Culture of Schooling in America (3)

Concentration (21-24 credits of required study)

  • EDRD 640: Foundations and Current Trends in Literacy Research and Practice (3) OR EDRD 641: Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3)
  • EDEX 621: Education of Students with Exceptionalities (3)
  • EDEX 622: Nature of Learning Disabilities (3)
  • EDEX 741: Methods and Assessment for Teaching Individuals with Exceptional Learning Needs (6)
  • EDEX 745: Social and Behavioral Interventions (3)
  • EDEX 962: Practicum in Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (3)
  • Elective: Approved by graduate advisor

Exit Requirement (3 credits)

  • EDFD 879: Master’s Seminar in Education (3)

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