Low Incidence Disabilities

Master's in Low-Incidence Disabilities at KU

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The Master's in Low-Incidence Disabilities* at the University of Kansas School of Education provides graduate preparation focused 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.

Benefits of the program include:

Program Reputation - KU’s Master's in Low-Incidence 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.

Student Scholarships Available - Eligible individuals who have been admitted to the Master's degree in Low-Incidence Disabilities as degree-seeking students may be provided funding to complete coursework through the student scholarship program offered by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs. Apply here.

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*This program is a Master of Science in Education degree in special education with an emphasis in low-incidence disabilities.


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