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Online Graduate Program in Gifted Education

The Master of Science in Special Education - Gifted offers teacher preparation programs that provide equitable and appropriate education for exceptional children and youth. Designed for flexibility, convenience and educational quality, the online M.S. in Special Education with an emphasis in Gifted Education concentrates on the practical needs and challenges faced by today's facilitators of gifted students. Here are few things you need to know about this degree program:

  • The M.S. in Special Education - Gifted is a 36 credit-hour program.
  • You will participate in an online learning environment, which means you can complete this program from wherever you live and work - there are no on-campus requirements.
  • Students typically complete their degree in 18-24 months.
  • While there are admission requirements, you do not have to complete an entrance exam.
  • Technology is infused throughout the curriculum.
  • Coursework has been designed to promote reflection and critical thinking.
  • You will discover authentic learning experiences with real-life application.
  • The program focuses on action research, best practices, and a case study approach to learning.
  • The degree is accredited by both KSDE and CAEP and is aligned with the state standards.

An endorsement in Gifted Education is also available.

Intensive coursework coupled with diligent faculty mentorship gives you the tools you need to succeed in your graduate program and in your career. All classes for the Gifted Education program are offered online. Although you will participate in class from wherever you are in Kansas and beyond, you will be surprised at how quickly you develop an online community of learners and how rich the learning experience can be from home.

Our program is for adding an endorsement in Special Education to an existing initial teaching license.  

Learn more about the Master of Science in Special Education - Gifted

Contact Information
If you are interested in learning more about the Gifted Education program, please contact Mrs. Amanda Frank at

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