Program Overview

The University of Kentucky (UK) offers a hybrid Master of Science in Education in Moderate and Severe Disabilities degree. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to teach and work with children who have moderate to severe disabilities.

The curriculum provides students with a variety of courses. Students will participate in required courses that include Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Consultation in Schools, and Residence Credit for Master’s Degree, among others. To fulfill the Moderate and Severe Disabilities concentration requirements, students will take two additional courses; Advanced Programming for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities and Advanced Practicum: Moderate and Severe Disabilities.

The Moderate and Severe Disabilities concentration requires students to take EDS 516 or an approved equivalent as well as EDS 530 along with their prerequisites. Students will also apply to the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, application forms and instructions are fold online.

The University of Kentucky requires students to complete 27-credit hours to complete the program. Throughout the program, students will maintain a professional portfolio that will be evaluated and assessed at entry, mid-point and exit of the program. Students will also be required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 in order to graduate.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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    Requirements

    Eligible students will need to hold a bachelor's degree in any area, apply to the graduate school, and hold a GPA of 2.75 or higher. UK also requires students to send GRE scores to the graduate school. The Moderate and Severe Disabilities concentration requires students to take EDS 516 or an approved equivalent as well as EDS 530 along with their prerequisites.

    School Overview

    University of Kentucky is a four-year public school located in Lexington, Kentucky. UK was founded by John Bowman in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. The school is the largest college/university in the state of Kentucky with 28,094 students as of Fall 2011. UK’s campus is about 80 miles south of Cincinnati and 200 miles northeast of Nashville. The campus lies on over 800 acres and has 15 libraries in that area. The campus is divided roughly into three parts: the North campus, the Central campus, and the South campus.

    University of Kentucky offers bachelor’s degrees, certificates, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. Students are divided into 16 colleges, a graduate school, and hundreds of degree programs. 

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