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Graduate Program


Name: Dr. Alice Sagehorn
Phone: 620-235-4499

Teaching - Secondary or Special Education

The Department of Teaching and Leadership offers a Master of Arts degree with a major in Teaching. Within the program, students will select from two different emphasis areas, listed below. This degree program is for individuals holding a BS or BA degree in a non-teaching content area and who are seeking licensure to teach in a 6-12 school setting.  The purpose of the program is to train teachers for positions in high need content areas in both urban and rural schools.

Emphasis Areas

Emphasis areas include:

  • Secondary
  • Special Education

Program Outline

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.

Required Courses

    • PSYCH 810 Adv Educational Psychology
      READ 720 Content Lit Middle/Sec Teachers
      SPED  815 Individuals with Exceptionalities
      TCHL 825 The Professional Teacher-Initial Exp  
      TCHL 836 Positive Classroom Management
      TCHL 839 Techniques for Teaching Secondary
      TCHL 843 Trends and Issues
      TCHL 849 The Professional Teacher: Culminating Exp
      TCHL 850 Current Teaching Practices
      TCHL 851 Multicultural Approach to Diversity
      TCHL 878 Assessment for Effective Teaching
      TCHL 879 Instructional Planning and Delivery
    • PSYCH 810 Advanced Educational Psychology
      READ 870 Developmental Reading
      SPED 738 Characteristics of Adaptive Learners
      SPED 744 Special Education Teaching
      SPED 745 Behavioral Analysis and Management
      SPED 750 Assessment in Special Education
      SPED 761 Practicum
      SPED 780 Teach Sec Stud in an Adaptive Setting
      SPED 849 Partnerships with Families
      SPED 861 The Professional Special Educator
      TCHL 825 The Prof Teacher: Initial Experience
      TCHL 839 Techniques for Teaching

Admission Requirements

Admission to this graduate degree program requires:

  • Interview with Teacher Education Office
  • Successful completion of a basic skills test
  • Two letters of reference
  • Writing sample
  • At least 1 year of para-professional experience (for Special Education emphasis only)