Low-Incidence Disabilities

  • Unified Early Childhood (Birth-3rd)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Early Childhood Unified (Birth-K)
  • High-Incidence Disabilities (Adaptive)
  • Low-Incidence Disabilities
  • Secondary Special Ed Transition
  • Doctoral Studies in Special Education
  • Graduate Certificate Programs
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Overview

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Graduate preparation focuses on:

  • Meeting the educational needs of students with significant intellectual disabilities and students with multiple disabilities, including students on the autism spectrum with concurrent cognitive, sensory, and physical impairments.
  • Strategies addressing the unique learning and support needs of students with significant needs.
  • Strategies to promote access to the general curriculum for students with significant needs.
  • Strategies for providing life skills and community-based instruction for students with significant needs.

To obtain a Special Education Low Incidence Endorsement, one must hold a current general education license (early childhood, elementary, or secondary).

Students can obtain a Master's degree or may study for endorsement only (non-degree).

View Low-Incidence Disabilities M.S.E. program requirements for required courses and more information.


Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

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Practicing Educator Cost Savings

Learn more about the new Practicing Educator Sponsorship Program offered to Pre K-12 private or public school district educators interested in graduate studies.

Special Education Events
Aug 15
Doctoral Orientation
02:00 pm
Aug 18
New GTA Conference
08:00 am
Aug 21
KU Teaching Summit
08:30 am
View events: Upcoming
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#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
2nd nationwide for most published journal articles in special education
Wayne Sailor directs KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, to develop a national center to assist schools
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