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Online Special Education Programs and Resources

The Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 University Special Education Department in the nation (among public universities).1 The Department continues to enhance its online master’s, graduate certificate and endorsement programs to ensure the best preparation of special education teachers, teacher educators, administrators and field researchers. The commitment to effective teaching, support for special educators, innovation and leadership make the University of Kansas a great place to begin or further a special education career.

Special Education 2018

The Special Education Department’s world-renowned faculty manage nearly $83 million in state, federal and foundation grant awards that support research, teacher education and professional development. Committed to integrating research and practice, the faculty serve as social advocates and advance education, social policies, public service, community building and research to enhance the quality of life of persons with disabilities and their families.

Master's in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

With our Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you can learn the skills needed to work with children from all ranges of the autism spectrum, with an emphasis on the educational models that are critical in providing effective instruction for all learning types.

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Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Whether you are special educator, a P-12 teacher, or a concerned family member or advocate, get the critical knowledge and practical skills you need to help address a disorder that affects 1 in 88 children in the United States.

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Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Special and Inclusive Education

Whether you are an educator, administrator, principal, director, other school staff, concerned family member or an advocate, this certificate program prepares you with an understanding of and the skills to address the complex issues surrounding educating students with learning, social and emotional needs, including those identified with disabilities.

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Master's or Endorsement in High Incidence Disabilities

With this Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) or Endorsement in Special Education with an emphasis in high-incidence disabilities, you can engage compassionately and expertly with students who have mild-to-moderate special education needs including learning disabilities, behavior disorders, cognitive delays and autism.

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Master's in Secondary Special Education and Transition

Complete your Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in Special Education and an emphasis in Secondary Special Education and Transition, and be prepared with instructional teaching strategies and the latest in applied research to ensure success for students in secondary education transitioning to life outside of school.

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Important Dates

Dec
28
Application Deadline

December 28
Spring 2019 Term

Jan
14
Next Start

January 14
Spring 2019 Term

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19
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  1. Retrieved on October 16, 2017, from usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/special-needs-education-rankings