Master of Arts- Teaching (Special Education Licensure Program)

(For additional information or advisement, contact the Department of Special Services and Leadership Studies at 201 Hughes Hall (620-235-4487) or the Kansas City Metro (913-529-4487).

The Master of Arts in Teaching (Special Education) is a program for innovative Special Education teachers holding a BS or BA degree in a non-teaching content area and who are seeking licensure to teach in a secondary setting.  The purpose of this program is to train teachers for positions in high need content areas in both urban and rural schools.

 Admission Requirements:

(1) Undergraduate degree; 3.00 GPA or admitted with condition;

(2) At least one year experience as a para-educator in a special education classroom;

(3) Current employment either as a teacher or para-educator in a special education classroom.

Application Procedures:

  • Contact Teacher Education Office (TEO), 620-235-4489
  • Transcript is audited by PSU licensure officer. Send transcript to Teacher Education Office, 110 Hughes Hall, 1701 South Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762 or fax to 620-235-4421, attention Bonnie McDougle
  • Candidate is interviewed (transcript must be audited prior to interview)
  • Candidate must provide TEO a letter of recommendation from district superintendent, director of special education or supervisor that includes verification of at least one year of experience with special education students
  • Once admitted, candidate is referred to Special Services and Administrative Students department for advisement
  • By end of 1st semester, candidate must pass a basic skills test
  • By end of 1st year, candidate must pass a content test