Master's in High-Incidence Disabilities at KU

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

  • Meeting the educational needs of students with learning and/or behavior disabilities.
  • Strategies to promote access to the general curriculum as well as knowledge about how to address the unique learning and support needs of individual students.
  • Intensive academic and behavioral support strategies.
  • Strategies to work as co-teachers, consultants, and resource teachers who help classroom teachers adapt content and conditions for diverse and struggling learners.

To obtain a Special Education High 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 High-Incidence Disabilities (Adaptive) M.S.E. program requirements for required courses and more information.

Benefits of the program include:

Program Reputation - KU’s Master's Degree in High Incidence (Adaptive) 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 Best 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.

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

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