The M.Ed. in Special Education prepares certified teachers with the skills, knowledge, and experience to advance in their careers while providing exceptional educational services to their students. This teacher education program focuses on aspects of middle school organization such as team teaching, flexible scheduling, and interdisciplinary programs. Program requirements include 34 semester hours, which are divided into the following components: a professional core, two content concentration areas, a research course, a reading course, and electives. The program capstone activity is either a comprehensive exam or an applied research project.