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Experience the difference special education makes

Here in the special education department, we work as a team to provide you the knowledge and experience you need to be successful. The close relationships we have with our community partners is an important part of your development as an educator. We work closely with you to make sure you get the most out of your experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Special Education Mission Statement

The Department of Special Education prepares teachers of high quality. Graduates in Special Education will be able to assume the full range of teaching responsibilities demanded by the profession. Our relevant and rigorous teacher education program includes extensive and developmentally appropriate field experiences. Special Education candidates will acquire the pedagogical skills and the professional dispositions to design and deliver individualized instruction, assess learning and manage the full spectrum of special education services including IEP implementation and management, inclusive practices and pupil advocacy. The Department emphasizes collaborative leadership practices essential to serve learners in least restrictive environments. Programs of study include licensure categories that prepare teachers to work with students with disabilities from ages birth-21.

Faculty + Staff

Special education produces supremely skilled and prepared educators, ready to enter their own classrooms with the confidence and abilities to shape the lives of children. This happens for one reason--our incredible team of faculty and staff. Meet them!

Creating tomorrow's educators

Special ed majors + minors

With any of the majors and minors available in special education, you can find the best fit for you to become the teacher you dream to be.

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