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The roots of this university are based in teacher education, and the special education program is accordingly challenging and competitive. In order to be able to create a generation of the most skilled teachers, our students and faculty set a high bar, but you can do it! Below you will find the requirements for admission to the special education program, along with links to the advising staff. Because the degree plan is fairly intricate and follows a prescribed sequence, you'll develop a strong bond with your faculty advisor, who helps you navigate all stages of the progression.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First, let’s get you into the program.
Approval for admission to major and minor programs (referred to as Gate 1) will be determined by competitive rankings and objective criteria. Students who are denied admission may request a meeting with the faculty review committee chairperson. Students can discuss their reason for denial and can find out how to make their application stronger if they wish to apply again, and may resubmit an application the following semester.
For application materials and suggestions for best presentation, see Blugold Insider for forms and further information.
Again, this Gate 1 process and the two subsequent gates for progression in the program can be daunting, and we encourage you to connect early and often with an academic advisor.
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