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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.  

Study abroad

Leaving campus can be an incredible chance to increase the value of your degree. This is true for the Special Ed immersion trip to Scotland, led by Dr. Battalio. See up close how another country views special education, and learn new methods and theory.

Take your education overseas

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! 

See all student orgs

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

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.

Money matters
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