Why earn an advanced degree in special education?

Why Choose University of Kansas?

Enhance your career.

Earning a graduate degree can help move you up on the pay scale and increase your professional potential in the field of special education.

Advance your students’ outcomes.

Learn the strategies and skills that can help you become a better leader and advocate for every student, inside and outside of the classroom.

Impact your community.

Earn a degree that helps you motivate change across your school community.

We’re #11

Earn your master’s from KU's  #1 Online Master’s in Special Education1.

Nationally Recognized Faculty

Learn from faculty who are demonstrated leaders and innovators in the field of special education.

NCATE Accredited

Our programs adhere to the NCATE’s standards of quality and excellence in education.

Discover what it means to be a Jayhawk, and be an educator, for everyone!

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Multiple graduate programs available.

Choose from one of our four areas of special education: autism spectrum disorder (ASD), high incidence disabilities, secondary special education and transition, and leadership in special and inclusive education. Master’s degrees, graduate certificates and a licensure endorsement program are available. Please note that in order to enroll in any of these programs, a bachelor's degree is required. While state requirements vary, our programs are not designed to lead to initial teaching licensure.

Short-term Commitment & 100% Online

Graduate in as few as two years with your master’s degree. Experience a flexible program designed for full-time, working educators.

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Your Classroom. Your Community. Your Career.

Learn how you can impact all three with an online graduate degree from the KU Department of Special Education.

#1 Online Master's in Special Education1

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#1 Online Master's in Special Education1

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