High Incidence - special education teacher and student

Autism Spectrum Disorders Program at the University of Kansas prepares education and related service professionals for careers in support of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The program covers characteristics; assessment; curriculum, social, communication, and behavior interventions; and sensory and motor issues.


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The University of Kansas’s Early Childhood Unified ("unified" refers to the unification of general early education and early childhood special education knowledge and skills with a single early childhood preparation/credential) program prepares early educators to meet the learning and developmental needs of all infant, toddler, preschooler and kindergarten-age children, including those at-risk for and with disabilities.


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Graduate preparation in High Incidence Disabilities focuses on meeting the educational needs of students with learning and/or behavioral disabilities ranging from mild cognitive disabilities to attention deficits.


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Master's preparation in the area of Low Incidence Disabilities focuses on meeting the educational needs of students requiring a functional curriculum intensive special education program to progress in the general curriculum.


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Programs Special Education Transition focus on the area of Transition Education and Services focuses on meeting the needs of secondary special education students and young adults with disabilities who are making the transition to adult life.


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The program in Unified Early Childhood Education prepares individuals as teachers in both special and regular education settings for children ranging from birth to age eight.


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The overarching goal of the doctoral program in the Department of Special Education is prepare teacher educators and researchers who will assume leadership roles in shaping practice in the profession.


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