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.


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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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Graduate Resource
Dr. Monica Simonsen spoke at the inaugural "Lower Shore Transition and Advocacy Conference" this past weekend! She co-directs Advocacy by the Bay, a family/youth advocacy project in Maryland. She is the Program Designer for the Secondary Transition online graduate program at the University of Kansas. Dr. Simonsen’s primary research interests are the role of secondary school programming, transition services and family expectations/engagement on the post-school outcomes.

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