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

Short-term commitment, 100% online.

Graduate with a master’s in as few as two years, a graduate certificate in less than a year, and a licensure endorsement in less than two years. Experience a flexible program designed for full-time, working educators.

* Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in special education with an emphasis in autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

* Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in special education with an emphasis in high incidence disabilities

* Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in special education with an emphasis in secondary special education and transition

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Why earn KU’s top-ranked graduate degree in special education?1

Impact your community.

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

The collaborative Jayhawk Nation alumni network of fellow educators.

Join KU’s Jayhawk Nation and soar alongside a collaborative network of leading educators and colleagues when you enroll as an online student at the University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences.

Gain directly applicable skills and tools you can use to succeed in special education.

Gain the necessary tools, tips, and resources to bridge theory and practice as you evolve your education skillset to improve outcomes for learners with disabilities.


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M.S.E. in Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities
Graduate Certificate: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Master's or graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Master's or licensure endorsement in high incidence disabilities (HI)

Master's or graduate certificate in secondary special education and transition

Graduate certificate in leadership in special and inclusive education

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Engaging, immersive online learning experiences and technologies.

Experience KU’s standalone interactive online learning environment supported by leading-edge classroom technologies including Jayhawkville, KU's immersive online school district.

Rigorous online course content taught by experienced, in-the-field faculty.

KU’s online courses are every bit as challenging as on-ground programming and are designed and delivered by highly reputable research faculty with real-world experience to back up their expert pedagogy.

U.S. News & World Report's #1 Online Master's in Special Education.1

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