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Special Education MA – Intervention Specialist: Academic Coaching & Leadership Emphasis – Courses & Requirements

This online program is 34 credits and can be completed in two years (six terms). The program is designed to work around your busy schedule and you can start any term.

Courses are delivered entirely online with one 8-week course at a time. This means you will take two courses each semester.

For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Students page.

Core Intervention Specialist Courses (12 Credit Hours)

EDSE 670 Legal and Policy Foundations of Special Education (3)

EDSE 672 Leadership in the School Community (3)

EDSE 673 Research and Reflective Practice (3)

SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

Academic Coaching and Leadership Emphasis Coursework (22 Credit Hours)

EDSE 675 Issues in Special Education Assessment (3)

EDSE 676 Assessment and Interventions for Students with Challenging Behaviors (3)

EDSE 677 Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Exceptionalities (3)

EDSE 678 Strategies for Students with Autism/Significant Needs (3)

EDSE 679 Interventions for Students with Cultural and Linguistic Differences (3)

EDSE 696 Practicum in Instructional Coaching (1-9) *(1-9 variable credit hours with a minimum of 1 credit is required.)

EED 610 Interventions in Literacy (3)

MED 645 Interventions in Mathematics (3)


For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
2 years
$520/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Todd Sundeen, Ph.D.


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