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Kansas State University launches online master's in special education

Wednesday, May 27, 2020



MANHATTAN — Kansas State University launched an online master's degree in special education in spring 2020 designed as a pathway for teachers to advance their knowledge in the field of special education.

The curriculum prepares students for a career in special education and includes a cross-categorical program featuring two levels of specialization: high incidence and low incidence special education. Both programs have been approved for special education endorsement by the Kansas State Department of Education. One unique aspect of this program is the opportunity to add low incidence special education endorsement to an already earned high incidence special education endorsement for only nine additional credit hours. No other special education program in Kansas offers this opportunity.

"Special education teachers have been, are and will be in high demand, not only in Kansas but also across the nation," said Warren White, professor of special education. "This program offers educators the opportunity to complete a master's degree and add a special education endorsement, all without leaving the community in which they already live."

The online program for 30 credit hours allows teachers the opportunity to focus on special education and prepare for a range of careers working with students through a variety of service delivery options. The program includes current, high-interest content in autism, social-emotional learning, assistive technology, collaboration and paraeducator supervision. A graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorder is also available.

More information on the special education master's degree can be found at online.k-state.edu/programs/special-education-masters.

Written by

Grant Guggisberg