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Department Requirements


Upload transcripts with degree conferral

Letter of Introduction

Upload letter addressing the following:

  1. Summarizing your professional background including work experience and the focus of your undergraduate degree
  2. Professional/educational learning goals
  3. Endorsement/licensure program you would like to complete (if you are completing one)
Educator Preparation Programs

Individuals pursuing an endorsement or licensure must sign and submit the Professional Disposition Assessment for Advanced Degree Candidates Acknowledgment Document.

The University of Kansas Department of Special Education prepares post-bachelor's students for the following Kansas Department of Education endorsements and initial license:

Initial License:

Early Childhood Unified birth through kindergarten (e.g., prepares individuals to appropriately serve infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners with and without disabilities) initial license.


You must have an initial teaching license (e.g., Early Childhood Unified, Elementary, Middle, or Secondary) in order to pursue the following two endorsements.

  1. High incidence (e.g., disabilities considered to be in the "mild to moderate" range and include high-incidence disabilities such as learning disabilities, behavior/emotional disabilities, mild cognitive disabilities) endorsement
  2. Low incidence (e.g., disabilities considered to be the most "significant" and include low-incidence disabilities such as developmental and multiple disabilities) endorsement

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