The need for teachers who have a foundation in special education has expanded over the last decade. The bachelor of science degree in special education prepares professionals who value the unique characteristics of students with a range of cognitive, physical, and emotional abilities.
The major targets the creation of individual, age, linguistic, physical, social, and culturally appropriate educational environments that support and nurture positive developmental outcomes. The special education certification prepares individuals to teach in a variety of Pre-K to 12th-grade settings while learning to work cooperatively with families and other professionals.
Graduates prepared with a bachelor of science degree in special education know how to plan and implement instruction and demonstrate effective classroom adaptations. Numerous opportunities to practice skills in authentic settings and, observe in various environments are provided.
Real World Experiences
Classroom experiences give you school-based observation and participation each semester. There’s simply no better preparation for future teachers than real world experience. Observing how students react to different styles of instruction and learning how to adjust in response, will prepare you for a successful career in education.
- Field experiences begin the first semester
- Pre-student teaching placements
- 14 weeks of student teaching last semester
Real World Experience
From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.
Chair of the Education Department, Associate Professor and Program Director of Early Childhood Education/Special Education, and Faculty Coordinator of Adult and Online Learning
Instructor of Education
Professor of Education
Instructor and Program Director of Middle & Secondary Education and Accelerated Programs
Professor of Education, Program Director for ECE, Child and Family Studies and Graduate Program – ECE Leadership
Instructor of Education, Director of Student Teaching & Field Experience
Professor of Education