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MS - Special Education


MS - Special Education

The graduate program in Special Education is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth with special needs – children and youth with mild/moderate disabilities and/or children and youth who are gifted, talented and creative.

Both concentrations have a 24-credit-hour endorsement program and a 36-credit-hour master’s degree. The curriculum of each concentration meets the endorsement standards for Early Childhood through Late Childhood (Grades K to 6) and Early Adolescence through Late Adolescence (Grades 6 to 12).

ESU's Special Education programs

Special Education, Gifted, Talented, and Creative Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

Research shows teachers with training in gifted education are more likely to encourage students' higher-level thinking, allow for greater expression, consider individual student strengths and weaknesses, and provide a variety of learning experiences to challenge students. This Master of Science in Special Education, concentration/endorsement in Gifted, Talented and Creative is for K-6, 6-12, PreK-12 educators. Offered online.

Special Education, High Incidence Concentration

Master of Science

The graduate degree program in high incidence special education at Emporia State is designed to support the needs of the students, teachers, schools, and special education administrators in Kansas. Offered entirely online.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Rehabilitation Services, General & Special Education

Certificate Program

This interdisciplinary online program helps professionals who work with persons with ASD and their family members develop the knowledge and skills needed to do so effectively. This program is taught by faculty specializing in Special Education.

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MS, Special Education - High Incidence Concentration

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MS, Special Education - Talented, Gifted, Creative Concentration

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate

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Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4036
Emporia, KS 66801


Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education
(on the ESU main campus)
1701 Morse Road
Visser Hall, 2nd Floor
Main Office, Rm 241