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Online Master's in High Incidence Disabilities at KU.
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As of 2016, 13 percent of all students enrolled in public schools in the U.S. received special education services.1 Many of these students have high incidence disabilities—frequently occurring disabilities such as learning disabilities, emotional and/or behavioral disorders, mild cognitive disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder. While these students receive their educational services across many different environments, they will always benefit from being taught by special education teachers who understand their varied and specific needs as well as trained specialists outside the classroom. If you are seeking to serve students with high incidence disabilities, the University of Kansas School of Education offers online graduate-level degree programs for those pursuing licensure as well as for those who are not.
The online master's in high incidence disabilities* gives you a big-picture view of the history and context of special education in the U.S., along with current best practices and methodologies you can apply right away in your classroom or in one-on-one interactions with students needing specially designed instruction. In particular, you'll learn to support students by collaborating with families, paraeducators and other service providers through Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings.
All coursework and case studies in this program are overseen by the outstanding faculty in the KU Department of Special Education, highly regarded researchers and practitioners in the field of behavioral and learning disabilities. Ours is the #1 graduate special education program in the nation (among public universities), as ranked by U.S. News & World Report,2 reflecting the quality of our students, the education they receive and the caliber of faculty teaching in the department, and our graduates often go on to be respected researchers and educators themselves.
Note: In order to enroll in any of these programs, a bachelor's degree is required. No program can guarantee licensure. It is each student’s responsibility to determine the licensure requirements in his or her state and to apply for the licenses or endorsements necessary to his or her career goals. Our department staff and licensure officer can provide individual support during the application process to help you understand your state’s requirements.