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MS - Instructional Specialist

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MS - Instructional Specialist

If you are an educator - whether in a early childhood, elementary or secondary setting - our instructional specialist degree could be the thing you are looking for to advance your career. Completing this degree is great for teachers who want to either develop more skills as classroom teachers, content area leaders, instructional specialists, coaches, and those delivering professional development.

We offer four concentrations, so you can choose which fits your professional needs best: dyslexia, elementary content, elementary STEM, or reading specialist. Whichever of the four concentrations available in this master's degree you pursue, by doing so, you will learn to engage more effectively with diverse learners and move from theory to best practice in the field.


No matter which concentration you choose, the information you need is in this handbook for our Instructional Specialist programs.

Program Information + Student Handbook

Candidates may choose from these areas of concentration:

Instructional Specialist, Dyslexia Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

The dyslexia program is intended for teachers to developing an understanding of dyslexia and effective ways to assess and instruct students with dyslexia tendencies. This online program is designed following the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Knowledge and Practice Standards.

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Content Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

This program is intended for the teaching practitioner in settings from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood. The elementary content concentration allows the practitioner to strengthen their teaching in core elementary subject areas. Offered online and at the Olathe school district.

Instructional Specialist, Elementary STEM Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

This program provides you with coursework including educational foundations and all areas of STEM, with opportunities for customization of the program through STEM electives. Offered online and in the Olathe school district.

Instructional Specialist, Reading Specialist Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

This program, based on the International Reading Association standards, is intended for the teaching practitioner in settings from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood. You will learn to deal more effectively with diverse learners and move from theory to best practice in the field. The Reading Specialist PK-12 serves practicing teachers, elementary or secondary, who wish to acquire initial reading specialist licensure with a master’s degree in Kansas. This program is offered entirely online and at the Olathe school district.

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Dyslexia Concentration

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Elementary Content Concentration

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Elementary STEM Concentration

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Reading Specialist PK-12 Concentration

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