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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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.

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Learn more about the Practicing Educator Sponsorship Program offered to PK-12 public (or private) school district educators interested in a graduate program in education at KU.

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The CEEDAR Center, a KU Partner offers professional development and research in special education. We encourage your to check out all that CEEDAR has to offer! http://ceedar.education.ufl.edu/ Today, for example, there was a FREE webinar about: Supporting Content Learning with Technology for Students with Disabilities They are excited to continue the series on technology and its implications for educating students with disabilities. We are fortunate to have Drs. Maya Israel (KU GRADUATE!) and Matt Marino present a webinar entitled “Supporting Content Learning with Technology for Students with Disabilities” This interactive webinar will include discussion on the concepts of assistive technology, general and content-specific technologies for use during instruction and assessment, how to align instructional technologies with the UDL framework, and technology considerations during IEP development. Additionally, it will include implications for teacher education. SEE WHAT MORE CEEDAR has to OFFER YOU!

Here is an other article about Jamie Basham's recent work! http://t.co/7LBC20or3Z

#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
A $2.5 million grant will fund research on reasons effective technology tools are underused for students with disabilities