This major is administered by the School of Education. Additional policies for this major are available at this link.
One specialization in special education certification in middle childhood through adolescence level-special education (approx ages 6-21).
Or two specializations for certification in either middle childhood through early adolescence level-special education (approx ages 6-13) OR early adolescence through adolescence level-special education (approx ages 10-21).
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 GEPsection of the Catalog.
The Special Education Major consists of 85-96 credits.
Choose one or two teaching specializations to complete the major: Cognitive Disabilities, Emotional Behavioral Disabilities, 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).
Pass the state-mandated content test and reading test.
State teacher licensing rules may change at any time due to legislative or licensing changes.