FLIP Your LIDS

Future Leaders in Providing Your Low-Incidence Disability Services

Serve in one of the highest need areas in education: low-incidence disabilities. Scholarships available.

Take 3 graduate-level courses in special education to earn a Low-Incidence Disabilities Transcripted Certificate. Full tuition may be covered.

NOTE: Applications for the 2016-2017 program closed June 30. Applications received after June 30, 2016 will go into the 2017 batch of applicants.

Current TAMUCC students apply here
New TAMUCC students apply here

This program is open to current and prospective TAMUCC students. Prospective students must first apply to graduate school via ApplyTexas.

Two scholarship options exist:

  • For new and existing special education majors: Full tuition may be covered for a master's degree and Low-Incidence Disabilities Transcripted Certificate (up to 45 hours).

  • For students seeking the transcripted certificate only: Tuition for the certificate only may be covered for students who will work in environments serving primarily students with disabilities, and who are enrolled in majors such as:

    • Counseling
    • Reading
    • Psychology
    • Early Childhood Education Curriculum & Instruction
    • Elementary Education
    • Educational Leadership
    • Secondary Education
    • Counselor Education

There is a critical shortage of educators prepared to provide appropriate services to students with low-incidence disabilities, including those with severe/multiple disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injuries, and others with the most significant support needs. This certificate prepares you to foster student determination, empowerment, and independence across skill areas. Develop your abilities in high-quality assessment, instruction, and intervention practices in areas of individually identified need.


FLIP Your LIDS is a US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs grant-funded project designed to provide specialized training with a focus on low-incidence disabilities to students seeking master's degrees.

The contents of this site were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, #H325140411. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.