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Online Master of Science in High-Incidence Special Education


Not all students have the same abilities, and some need assistance to overcome developmental challenges. The High-Incidence Special Education Master of Science program concentrates on the practical needs and challenges faced by today's educators of special needs students. Here are a few points about this graduate degree program:

  • The M.S. in High-Incidence Special Education 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.

Designed with your need for flexibility, convenience and educational quality in mind, this program's intensive coursework and personalized faculty mentorship give you the tools you need to succeed in your online classroom as well as in your career.

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

Learn More about the M.S. in High-Incidence Special Education

Contact Information
If you are interested in learning more about the High-Incidence Special Education program, please contact Mrs. Kristin Hernandez at or 785-628-4626.


Honors and Awards

Fort Hays State University's online special education master's degree program has been ranked #2 in the nation by You can see the full list of schools here.




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