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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 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.

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*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.

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