Special Education



This nationally accredited graduate program is designed to prepare students to collaborate with families, educators, and other professionals and service agencies in the development, implementation, and evaluation of instructional programs and supports for learners with disabilities in inclusive school and community settings.  There are two primary areas of emphasis in this program, with each pathway having its own requirements:

  • Special Education (K-Age 21): Students are prepared to collaborate with families, educators and other professionals in the design, implementation and evaluation of instruction for learners with disabilities in inclusive elementary, middle or high school classrooms. 
  • Early Childhood Special Education: Students are prepared to provide individualized, family-centered special education services to young children with disabilities and their families through both direct and collaborative delivery systems coordinated with social service agencies in integrated home, preschool and community settings in rural areas.

Within these two tracks there are different special education licensure pathways as well as a non-licensure option. 


Special Education AMP
Special Education M.Ed.