Master of Science in Special Education (MS)

To be considered for admission to the Master of Special Education program, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Submit an application for graduate studies by the due dates provided by the TAMIU Graduate School. Deadlines may be found at
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 SCH.
  3. Pay the application fee.
  4. Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Official transcripts from TAMIU do not need to be submitted.
  5. Submit verification of minimum scaled scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet- Based Test (TOEFL iBT) of 79 or, if seeking certification, 24 for speaking, 22 for listening, 22 for reading, and 21 for writing or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to evidence English language proficiency if your undergraduate or graduate degree was not earned at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States as listed
  6. Complete the College of Education application if seeking certification.
  7. Submit the FERPA Form if seeking certification.
  8. Submit the Code of Ethics Form if seeking certification.
  9. Complete the Texas A&M International College of Education On-line Screening Survey.
Core Curriculum
EDSE 5307Evid-Based Prac for Stu w/Dis3
EDSE 5309Special Ed Law & Ethical Resp3
EDSE 5311Iss in Dis throughout Lifespan3
EDSE 5320Measurement & Evaluation3
EDSE 5325Clsrm & Beh Mang Excptl Child3
EDSE 5364Coll & Cons in Edu Settings3
EDSE 5390Trends & Issues in Special Edu3
Select 12 SCH from one of the following areas:12
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Essential Behavior Principles
Analytic Tech App Beh Analysis
Research&App Beh Analysis
Ethical, Legal&Prof Iss
Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions
Intro Evid Inter Autism
Teach Positive Beh Sup Autism
Intervention Prog Mod Autism
Iss Ed Behav Treat Autism
Bilingual Education (online delivery)
Bil Oral Lang Dev & Assessment
Bil/Multicult Teach Strategies
Teaching Engl as a Second Lang
Teach Read&Lang Arts Bil Set
Curriculum and Instruction
Foundations of Curriculum
Social&Cultural Studies of Ed
Adv Theories for Learning
Collegial Coaching&Mentoring
Educational Leadership
Ed Policy for Curriclm Leaders
Ldship Mod for Currclm Leaders
Data Inf Dec Mak for Clm Lds
Characts of Effec Sch Leaders
Education Diagnostics
Acad Achievement Assessment
Pract Educational Diagnostics
Assessment for Diag&Inter
Theory&Prac of Early Rdg Dev
Design, Imp&Eval of Rdg Prog
Adv Diag Reading Difficulties
Literacy Interv Diverse Pop
Total Semester Credit Hours33