Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Education: Special Education


Apply Now! One of the fastest growing fields in education today is adaptive special education. The University of Saint Mary Master of Arts in Education: Adaptive Special Eduction program helps students gain the knowledge and skills they need to enter a challenging, yet rewarding career as a teacher in special education.

The degree program is part of USM’s Master of Arts in Education, one of the oldest, best, and most respected teaching institutions in the region. You’ll learn from experts in the field—experts who will push you to understand the process of individually planning and monitored teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help students with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency.

You’ll also gain a practical, quality, values-driven education from instructors who blend academic knowledge with real-world experience.

Who will benefit?

The University of Saint Mary evening Master of Arts in Education program is conveniently located at our Overland Park Campus near 115th and Pflumm. You may also take classes at our main campus in Leavenworth.

Many types of students can benefit:

  • K-12 public and private school classroom teachers who hold a current Kansas Teaching License and want to teach in a special education program

  • K-12 public and private school classroom teachers looking to improve their knowledge and skills in meeting the needs of the diverse learners in their existing classroom setting

Family-Friendly Scheduling

USM’s education graduate program is flexible.

We offer:

  • Accelerated courses: most meet once a week, Monday through Thursday, 5-8:50 p.m.

  • Classes begin each fall

The University of Saint Mary is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

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