Explore Opportunities

Where passion meets preparation

When a student truly connects with a teacher, magic can happen. This is perhaps most true in special education, where it takes a very certain magic to reach students with additional needs and help them find success. As a Blugold enrolled in the special education program, you will find multiple avenues to explore and develop into that teacher you strive to become.

You may discover your passion through a student organization that connects Blugolds to community youth with additional needs. It could be found in an immersion trip to Scotland where diving deep into holistic education theory ignites your passion. Whatever opportunities you choose, you will be inspired to make a difference in the lives of the students you serve.  

Madisyn Hammick

Spend a semester abroad

Study abroad is a great way to learn, and at UW-Eau Claire we provide the resources to make it happen. Imagine how much your world will grow when you attend classes while living in another country. Explore the possibility and expand your future.

Where would you study?

Find the org that fits

Among the hundred or so student organizations on campus, two student orgs are perfect for special education students. Best Buddies and the Student Council for Exceptional Children are student groups created to bring attention to the needs and rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as enhancing their educational outcomes. Find out how to get involved! 

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Student Teachers

Experience it for yourself

School-based experiences are an important part of your instruction in the special education program. We provide you with countless opportunities to put the tools and resources we provide you to work, gaining valuable learning experience within the field.

Find the perfect experience
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Special education scholarships

We understand how the cost of a college degree can be a heavy load on students and families, and UW-Eau Claire offers multiple scholarships designated for special education students, as well as those open to all majors.

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