Exceptional & Determined
Special education teachers are among the most sought after professionals in the education field.
Earn your MSSE online with virtual class time. Complete the program in approximately two years.
Our 33- to 36-credit-hour MSSE program prepares you to work with K-12 students who have high-incidence learning disabilities, making you both highly marketable and highly valuable to school districts. After you’ve completed the first three courses in the program, you will be eligible to apply for a provisional license. You will be eligible to apply for full licensure at the end of the program. Licensure paths include K-6, K-6 with 5-8, and K-12.
Teachers who complete the MSSE program are prepared for a high-incidence special education teaching license in Kansas. Kansas and Missouri typically have reciprocity; however, it is highly encouraged that students outside of Kansas check with the Department of Education in their state to see if this licensure is accepted.
Transfer Hours and Financial Aid
You can apply up to 6 credit hours of approved graduate credit to your degree program. And our graduate programs are approved for federal financial loan programs. Contact Financial Aid for further information.
Faculty Have A Passion For Education
All faculty are experienced educators and administrators, either currently working or recently retired. They care about the future of education and are driven to build effective leaders in the field.
The MSSE curriculum is based on the following standards:
- Kansas State Department of Education (for K-6, K-6 with 5-8, 6-12, K-6 with 6-12 high-incidence special education licensure)
- Council for Exceptional Children
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Core Propositions
You Can Do This
You can fit graduate studies into your existing schedule by taking classes one night a week. Classes, which are taught online and through videoconferencing, are held year-round.
Requirements and Curriculum