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Students working towards this degree (30 hours minimum) may select a thesis or non-thesis option at an appropriate point in their program of studies.

Students will select electives only after consultation with his or her advisor.The non-thesis option will consist of an additional two electives.

The required courses for this track including the following:

EDEX 558: Vocational Preparation and Transition for Youth with Disabilities (3 credits)
EDEX 752: Assessment of Persons with Disabilities (3 credits)
EDEX 753: Research Seminar in Special Education (3 credits)
EDEX 754: Advanced Instruction Design in Special Education (3 credits)
EDEX 755: Professional Collaboration and Team Building for Special Educators (3 credits)
EDEX 560: Family Perspectives (3 credits)
EDEX 615: Elements of Research (3 credits)
EDEX 785: Practicum and Internship (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
Elective or Thesis EDEX 795 (3 credits)
Comprehensive Exam
Benchmark Project 

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    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
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