High Incidence Program

Overview

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 (23):

  • SPED 784: Foundations of Special Education (3)
  • SPED 724: Introduction to Students with High Incidence Disabilities (3)
  • SPED 749A: Practicum: High-Incidence Learners (3)
  • SPED 796: Family and Professional Collaboration (2)
  • SPED 812: Transition Across Life Span (2)
  • SPED 815: Intensive Academic Intervention (3)
  • SPED 815A: Internship/Practicum: high Incidence (1)
  • SPED 818: Positive Behavior Supports for Students With Exceptionalities (3)
  • SPED 818A: Internship/Practicum: Positive Behavior Supports (1)
  • SPED 822: Nondiscrim Assessment (2)

Research Component (7): 

Choose one:

  • CESP 704: Introduction to Educational Statistics (3)
  • CLES 801: Introduction to Educational Research (3)

Culminating experience - choose one:

  • SPED 862: Capstone Research: Project Development (2) 
    SPED 863: Capstone Research: Project Comp (2)

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.