Special Education Programs
Bachelor of Science
The undergraduate Special Education program provides students the opportunity to graduate with certifications in EC-12 special education, EC-6 general education and ESL. Our students are prepared to pursue a career as a teacher equipped to address individual differences in inclusive classroom settings. You will gain the knowledge of how to work in a classroom with disabilities through a series of field experiences blocks.
The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) and Masters of Science (M.S.) programs in Special Education are offered fully online. The M.Ed. program is 36 credit hours and takes two years to complete. This program focuses on preparing expert-leaders to serve as educators or service providers, and may serve as a gateway to Ph.D. or other doctoral level programs in special education or related fields.
Doctor of Philosophy
The Special Education (SPED) doctoral program is a fulltime course of study that prepares students for academic positions in universities and research institutions. The program offers challenging coursework grounded in the field's most current evidence and the latest advancements in research methodologies. Doctoral students receive valuable research and teaching competencies that provide a competitive advantage upon graduation. All courses are designed to develop a strong background in research. Students are also taught problem solving, collaboration and communication skills needed to adapt to the challenges they will face in the field of Special Education.
Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
Students who are interested in serving persons with challenging behaviors or autism may be interested in the applied behavior analysis option. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved our course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®