Adaptive/Gifted Special Education Endorsement

The Program of Special Education offers teacher preparation programs to provide equitable and appropriate education for exceptional children and youth. The Special Education Endorsement is available in Adaptive Special Education or in Gifted Education. Prerequisite Requirements: An undergraduate degree and teacher certification are required for acceptance in the graduate program.

Required Courses:

  • AEP 803  Educational Research (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 801  Legal/Professional Issues in SPED (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 SPED (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 Childhood SPED (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 822/852  Educational Strategies in Special Education: Adaptive/Gifted  (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 861  Vocational/Transition Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • SPED 867/859  Pract: Collab & Consult: Adaptive/Gifted Special Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • AEP 880  Cultural Diversity (3 Credit Hours)


Contact Information
Dr. Linda Hyatt
Fort Hays State University
Rarick Hall 226
600 Park Street
Hays, KS  67601
Phone:  (785) 628.5580
Web:  Advanced Education Programs

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