Online Master of Education in Special Education

Advance your career in the growing field of special education.


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Online Master of Education in Special Education

Advance your career in the growing field of special education.

Earn Your Master of Education in Special Education

Schools across the nation are looking for experienced teachers with the skill sets needed to serve students that require special education. With an online degree, you can fill one of these roles without having to sacrifice home or class time.

Our online master’s degree program offers students three areas of emphasis:

  • Special Education – Low Incidence
  • Special Education – High Incidence
  • Special Education – High Incidence Alternative Certification
  • Special Education – Early Childhood Unified

Licensure verification information

This Master’s Degree in Special Education may not lead to licensure, unless you hold a valid Kansas teaching license. Students outside of Missouri, Oklahoma, Nevada and Colorado, may have additional requirements to obtain their SPED teaching license. Every student should verify with their state’s teacher licensing board what is required to teach SPED in their area.

30 Credit Hours

$348.48 per credit hour

*Does not include college and department fees, as these vary based on major and credits enrolled. The tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents.

100% Online Program

No GRE Required

Program Details

Career Opportunities

With a masters degree you’ll have the opportunity to teach or asses and pursue in-demand careers like:

  • Special education teacher
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Rehabilitation Counselor

Admissions Requirements

All program applicants must:

  • Apply and be accepted to the WSU Graduate School
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or higher in the last 60 credit hours
  • Submit a current teaching license or certificate

Application Deadline

  • Spring Admission – November 1
  • Summer or Fall Admission – May 1

Affording Your Degree

We know that cost, value, and affordability are important factors in deciding to get your graduate degree. That's why we're proud that WSU is one of the most affordable accredited research institutions in the state of Kansas.

Student payment options: 
• This program is financial aid-eligible.
• Ask your employer if they offer tuition assistance. 
• Work with our financial aid team to establish a payment plan that fits your unique circumstances.


Support to Help You Succeed

Academic Advisors are available to all students in graduate programs at WSU.  Your advisor information is provided at the point of admission.  Our student driven approach means you will meet with your advisor to:

  • Discuss course options
  • Get career guidance
  • Create your plan of study
  • Know what it takes be successful

WSU empowers you to own your educational experience and to seek support when needed.

“My experience with WSU online has been wonderful. You will find the ability to balance full-time work and family while pursuing your degree with the flexibility the online experience brings. The only thing stopping you is yourself.”


Innovative-Driven Education

As the No. 1 most affordable research institution in Kansas and the No. 1 transfer destination in Kansas (for 10 years in a row), Wichita State University is committed to building a community that will break the mold. Through groundbreaking research and real-world application, you’ll be prepared to pursue your dreams as soon as you graduate.

Our programs evolve based on your needs and job market trends. The Shocker Career Accelerator program is designed specifically to help you build relevant, in-demand skills. We also offer applied learning opportunities such as clinical placement, service learning and volunteering, and student research and mentorships so you're fully prepared to enter or advance in your field.​

Now Accepting Applications

Fill out the form on this page or call today to get more information on how you can apply.