M.S.E. Online

High Incidence Disabilities

12 months
18473 USD/year
18473 USD/year
8002 USD/year
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The online master’s in High Incidence Disabilities at the University of Kansas 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.


These programs are designed to:

  • Understand principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Utilize multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS)
  • Learn and manage assessment tools to support students with high-incidence disabilities
  • Create evidence-based instructional approaches and effective curriculum developed for students with disabilities

What You'll Learn

The High Incidence Disabilities program at the University of Kansas gives you an overview of special education as it pertains to students with high incidence disabilities. You will learn to assess student knowledge, as well as identify and implement evidence-based practices to increase the success of students with high incidence disabilities, academically as well as behaviorally. You'll also study the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and learn to utilize multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). All teacher track students will complete two intensive fieldwork practica in which you'll teach children and youth with disabilities in clinical, residential and/or educational settings. Your experiences will culminate in a master's project: an online portfolio demonstrating your professional growth, work completed and reflections on what you've learned.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Characteristics, Methods, and Assessment: Introduction to Struggling Learners & Students With High-incidence Disabilities
  • Methods and Assessment: Literacy Interventions for Struggling Learners & Students With High-incidence Disabilities
  • Methods: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Positive Behavior Support, and Classroom Management
  • Practicum With Exceptional Children & Youth – Adaptive
  • Advanced Methods and Assessment: Strategies for Students, Significant Behavior, Social & Emotional Needs
  • Transition Education and Services From Childhood Through Adulthood

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcript of completed bachelor’s degree from accredited university*
  • Application fee
  • Letter of introduction stating your area of interest and licensure status
  • Name, email and position for three professional references
  • Current resume or CV
  • Proof of English proficiency (for non-native English-speaking applicants)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18473 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18473 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8002 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8002 USD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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