Apr 15, 2024  
Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Special Education, B.S.

This major is administered by the School of Education . Additional policies for this major are available at this link.

Teacher Certification:

  1. One specialization in special education, in addition to the cross-categorical special education certification in middle childhood through early adolescence and early adolescence through adolescence-level special education (ages 6-13 and 10-21).
  2. Or two specializations, in addition to the cross-categorical special education for certification in either middle childhood through early adolescence-level special education (ages 6-13) OR early adolescence through adolescence-level-special education (ages 10-21).
  3. If you seek additional certification, you will take the additional student teaching after graduation.
After you have completed 24 credits, apply for admission to the Professional Education Program. For a list of the admission criteria, see this section .

The Special Education Major satisfies the Interdisciplinary Studies GEP requirement. For more information, see the GEP  section of the Catalog.

The Special Education Major consists of 82-93 credits.



Choose one or two teaching specializations to complete the major: Emotional Behavioral Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities. You will student teach in each of your specializations, with no more than two in one semester. You will also be licensed to teach Cross-Categorical Special Education in the same age ranges as the specialization(s).


See the Student Teaching  section of this catalog for additional licensing requirements.

State teacher licensing rules may change at any time due to legislative or licensing changes.

Capstone Experience