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School of Education

Master of Science in Special Education


Verneda Edwards, EdD

Dean, School of Education

Exceptional & Determined


Special education teachers are among the most sought-after professionals in the education field.

You can fit graduate studies into your existing schedule by taking classes online.  Weekly virtual meetings with instructors and classmates enrich your experience through discussions, guest speakers, and Q&A with your instructors. Classes are held year-round. Earn your MSSE in about two years.

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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.


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As a Baker grad, you’ve built the foundation for an excellent career. Keep that momentum going by earning your master’s degree at Baker. You’re eligible for a 10% alumni tuition discount!

More Info: 913.344.1203 or education@bakerU.edu

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Exceptional Experience


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.

Standards-Based Curriculum

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 & Curriculum

Admission Requirements


Graduation Requirements

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Learn the ins and outs of what it will take to earn a degree from Baker University: program curriculum and structure. financial aid options, and the enrollment process. Do you have questions? This is the place for answers.

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