Southwestern College - Kansas

Southwestern College Professional Studies

Master of Education in Special Education



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Special Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Education with a major in Special Education is designed for those who wish to earn a license in teaching special education. A core of 30 hours in a 36 hour program is required for the degree. Learners may apply for full licensure in adaptive special education K-6, 6-12 with the completion of 30 hours and passing scores on the ETS Praxis assessment required by the state. A minimum of 7.5 hours is required for a provisional license. With an approved plan of study and enrollment in classes, a student is eligible to be employed as a special education teacher a waiver from KSDE. The program is offered completely online or onground in Wichita, Kan. Enrollment occurs every 6 or 12 weeks, as courses are 6 and 12 weeks long.


Southwestern College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, phone (312) 263-0456

International Student Requirements:

All international learners must show evidence of their English language ability by providing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) report. A score of 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer-based test) on the TOEFL is considered the minimum acceptable for admission to the M.Ed. program. Applicants who hold bachelor’s degrees from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country will receive a waiver of the TOEFL. Applicants who are from native English speaking countries are not required to take the TOEFL.
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