Teaching (Special Education High Incidence K-6)
Online Master's Degree

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The Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education (MAT-SPED) Elementary is a licensure program designed for paraeducators. 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 paraeducator. The program allows teacher candidates to earn a Kansas teaching license in High Incidence, Special Education, Grades K-6. During the course of the program, candidates must be employed as full time paraeducators in accredited Kansas schools, working with students in Grades K-6 who have high incidence learning needs or can be hired by a school district as the Teacher of Record using the Limited Apprentice License.

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The 36-hour program is designed to be completed in two years with six graduate credit hours of coursework being completed each semester. Courses are to be taken in sequence to maximize the learning experience. Course content is presented online by utilizing Canvas, a learning management system.

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