Low Incidence Program
The Master of Education in Special Education - Low Incidence emphasis at Wichita State University is a 30 hour program that prepares educators for teaching students with moderate to severe disabilities. The program is designed to develop reflective practitioners who possess both theoretical understanding and practical skills related to (a) the field of special education for students with adaptive learning needs, (b) effective communication and collaboration, and (c) research-validated practices.
Wichita State University Master of Education in Special Education - Low Incidence consists of 30 graduate hours. The courses include:
Required Courses (23):
- CI 784: Foundations of Education for Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)
- CI 742: Introduction to Teaching Strategies for Students With Severe/Multiple Disabilities (3)
- CI 749F: Practicum: Low-Incidence Learners (3)
- CI 796: Family and Professional Collaboration (3)
- CI 812: Transition across Life Span (2)
- CI 818: Positive Behavior Supports for Students With Exceptionalities (3)
- CI 818A: Internship/Practicum: Positive Behavior Supports (1)
- CI 820: Advanced Teaching Strategies for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities (2)
- CI 820A: Internship/Practicum: Low-Incidence Learning Needs (1)
- CI 822: Principles of Nondiscriminatory Assessment for Students With Exceptionalities (2)
Research Component (7):
- CESP 704: Introduction to Educational Statistics (3)
- CI 717: Qualitative Inquiry in Education (3)
- CLES 801: Introduction to Educational Research (3)
Culminating experience - choose one:
- CI 862: Evidence Based Inquiry: Capstone Project Proposal (1-2) &
CI 863: Evidence-Based Inquiry: Capstone Project (1-2)
- CI 875: Master’s Thesis (1-2) &
CI 876: Master’s Thesis (1-2)
Endorsement only option:
If you are only seeking licensure in Special Education - Low Incidence, you will take only required courses (23 credit hours). You can apply for your provisional endorsement after completion of only 9 hours of coursework.
When applying for admission to the Master of Education in Special Education - Low Incidence program, you must:
- Complete the graduate school application
- Submit official transcripts with a 3.00 GPA or higher; or 2.75 GPA and official GRE scores of at least 125 in verbal and 153 in quantitative
- Provide a current teaching certificate/license (or be eligible for a certificate/license)
Applications are evaluated when received.
You can view the progress of your admission status by visiting wichita.edu/onestop and click on Track My Progress. For information on how you will be notified of your admission decision, please click here.