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21 Nov

The Value of a Portfolio

Voices of the online master’s in secondary special education program: Tim Wealton, Graduate of the Program

As a high school teacher who worked in a life skills program with students with low incidence disabilities, University of Kansas graduate Tim Wealton, saw the value of attaining a master’s degree in special education. What he found in the culminating project of KU’s online master’s in secondary special education program was an extremely beneficial exercise.

“The portfolio project is a digital portfolio providing evidence that demonstrates a mastery or understanding of about 80 or so competencies across a few different domains that relate to being a transition specialist.”

Tim found that the content that the portfolio class required him to delve into allowed him to feel more prepared to support individuals with disabilities as they transition into their adult lives.

To hear more from Tim about the value of the portfolio project, and how KU’s online master’s in secondary special education and transition helped him build necessary skills, watch his full response in the video below.

And that’s just one aspect of the program that he found valuable—hear from Tim about the benefits of our curriculum and how it helped him increase his impact in the classroom by reading our blog here.

Important Dates

Application Deadline

August 6
Fall 2021 Term

Next Start

August 23
Fall 2021 Term


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