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.
Benefits of the program include:
- Program Reputation - KU’s Master's Degree in Low-Incidence (Functional) Disabilities is offered through the KU Department of Special Education, which was recently ranked 1st in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Public Institutions.
- Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.