The Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education/Alternative Licensure is a licensure program designed for para-educators. It is a two year, 36 hour, online program, that begins each summer. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in a non-teaching area and at least one-year experience working as a para-educator. The program allows teacher candidates to earn a Kansas teaching license in High-Incidence, formerly Adaptive, Special Education, grades 6-12. During the course of the program, candidates must be employed as full time para-educators in accredited Kansas schools, working with middle.secondary students who have high-incidence learning needs.
Options available for the degree include: Option III: Course Work This option requires completion of course work that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.
Admission to this graduate degree program requires:
Students in the Teaching (Special Education / Alternative Licensure) program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.