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Welcome current and future students to the Special Education program home page. There is a growing need for professionals at all levels to work with individuals with disabilities in the schools, communities and public and private agencies. To fill this need we offer several opportunities for students who would like to build their careers around working with individuals with disabilities.

Through our undergraduate class offerings you can obtain certification as a special education teacher. We also have programs at the graduate level. We know students obtaining their master’s are typically working full time in the work force, or working full time at home raising families. We offer the Master’s of Education in Special Education as a completely online program to meet the needs of busy adults. Students who obtain the M.Ed. in Special Education, or who already have a Master’s degree in Special Education or a related field, can take additional hours to be certified as an Educational Diagnostician.

Request more information about the degree or program that aligns with your career goals.

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The mission of the faculty of the Special Education Program of the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development is to provide knowledge about disabilities and to prepare educators to be ethical, competent, caring decision makers for students with disabilities. The Special Education Program focuses on Federal and State legal definitions, criteria, and procedures to provide appropriate assessment and support for students with disabilities. The courses in the program provide students with skill and knowledge regarding assessment and intervention tailored to individual student needs; appropriate types and uses of technology; and the need to consider cultural variation throughout the process. Graduates are prepared to meet the highest professional standards within the field.

Degrees and Certifications

Master of Education-Special Education

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Diagnostician Certification

Special Education Certification



Forms and Handbooks