Master's in Low Incidence Disabilities at KU
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 disability 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.
- Dual Programming - Upon completion of the program, graduates will have achieved both a master’s degree in low incidence disabilities and also have satisfied the requirements to pursue a licensure endorsement in low incidence disabilities in Kansas. It’s a two-for-one graduate program for aspiring special education teachers.
- 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.
*This program is a Master of Science in Education degree in special education with an emphasis in low incidence disabilities. The program also satisfies the requirements to pursue a licensure endorsement in low incidence disabilities in Kansas.