EDSP6397 Research in Special Education

Course Description

EDSP 6397 is the capstone experience for the Master of Arts in Special Education. The final product is a literature review in which the candidate applies theory, concepts, and principles of special education in order to interpret and synthesize research on a topic chosen jointly by the candidate and the instructor. 

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: This should be the final course (or one of the last courses) you take in the special education program. Therefore, you should have already completed a majority of the special education coursework before enrolling in this class.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Digest, synthesize, relate, and critically evaluate theoretical arguments from the academic literature.
  2. Develop new theoretical arguments relevant to the academic literature.
  3. Problem-solve solutions to relevant problems in special education. 
  4. Enhance communication skills and reading/research/writing acumen.