Special education is one of the fastest-growing careers in the nation. More than 80 percent of the largest school districts in the country report an immediate need for inclusive special education teachers.
Remote Teaching for K-12 Certificate
Blended, online, and remote learning environments are now prevalent in K12 learning. Blended and remote learning enables teachers to extend and expand the classroom and to support more personalized learning.
Gain knowledge of special education including courses in behavior management, career and lifespan education, assessment and overview of exceptionalities. Practicum and student teaching experiences are not required (non-licensure minor). Open to all university students except Special Education majors.
Special Education Minor
This interdisciplinary minor offers a broad liberal arts approach to the study of disability, providing students with knowledge of the historical, social, artistic, literary, legal, educational, philosophical, and political framing of disability.
Combined DegreeThe department also offers one program jointly with the Department of Family Science and Social Work:
- Combined Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Learning Sciences and Human Development - this program combines
course workfrom the Bachelor of Science in Family Science (B.S.) with the terminal Master's of Education in Learning Sciences and Human Development option in Human Development, Learning, and Family Science (M.Ed.). The degree may be obtained in 5 years or less.
Graduate Degree Programs
Graduate Certificates and Endorsements
Earn a graduate certificate in College Teaching to better develop yourself as a teacher-scholar. Open to both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows alike, mentor-guided students will select courses in interdisciplinary pedagogy and learning theory in addition to discipline-specific teaching experiences. Students may be able to double count hours toward their degree pursuit.