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High Incidence Program


The Master of Education in Special Education-High Incidence emphasis at Wichita State University is a 30 hour program that prepares educators for teaching students with mild and moderate disabilities. The program is designed to develop reflective practitioners who possess both theoretical understanding and practical skills related to (a) the field of special education for students with adaptive learning needs, (b) effective communication and collaboration, and (c) research-validated practices.

Degree Requirements

Wichita State University Master of Education in Special Education-High Incidence consists of 30 graduate hours. The courses include:

Required Courses (26):

Research Component (7): 

Choose one:

Culminating experience - choose one:

Endorsement only option:
If you are only seeking licensure in Special Education-High Incidence, you will take only required courses (26 credit hours). 

For an additional 9 credit hours you can earn an endorsement in Special Education - Low Incidence. 

Admission Requirements

When applying for admission to the  Master of Education in Special Education-High Incidence program, you must:

  • Complete the graduate school application 
  • Submit official transcripts with a 3.00 GPA or higher; or 2.75 GPA and official GRE scores of at least 125 in verbal and 153 in quantitative
  • Provide a current teaching certificate/license (or be eligible for a certificate/license) 

Applications are evaluated when received. 

Application Process
You can view the progress of your admission status by visiting wichita.edu/onestop and click on Track My Progress. For information on how you will be notified of your admission decision, please click here.

Background Check

Upon admission and prior to their first semester, all students admitted to the Master of Education in Special Education-High Incidence program must clear a criminal background check. Click here for instructions.