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

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.