Program-at-a-Glance: Online M.S. in Adaptive Special Education

The graduate program in Adaptive Special Education offers you a teacher preparation program that equips you to provide equitable and appropriate education for exceptional children and youth. As a student in the M.S. in Adaptive Special Education program, you will take the following courses:

  • AEP 803 Educational Research (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 801 Legal/Professional Issues in Special Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 802 Theories of Exceptionalities and Diversity (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 804 Behavior Management in Schools (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 805 Assessment and Lab in Special Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 806 Materials and Methods for Exceptional Students (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 810 Technology in Special Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 811 Characteristics of Early of Childhood Special Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 822 Educational Strategies in Special Ed: Adaptive (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 861 Vocational/Transition Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 867 Pract Collab & Consult: Adaptive Special Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • AEP 880 Cultural Diversity (3 Credit Hours)


For more information on planning your program of study, consult the Adaptive Special Education Course Rotation. For descriptions of the courses, please see the University Catalog.

If you are interested in learning more about the Adaptive Special Education program, please contact Dr. Linda Hyatt, Fort Hays State University, Rarick 226, 711 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601 at (785) 628-5580 or If you are ready to apply to the program, visit the FHSU Graduate School Website to get started.

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