Department of Teacher Education

Special Education


Special Education (grades K-12) prepares the candidate to teach students with learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, and mental retardation. Undergraduate candidates who plan to teach special education will major in Special Education Integrated Studies with concentrations in Special Education and one core area. The Dual Endorsement option includes Special Education AND Elementary Education by adding two optional courses, EDUC 322/324 and field experiences/student teaching in both settings.

Candidates who have already earned a bachelor’s degree should choose an M.A.T. in Special Education.


Special Education

Degree Completion Plans

M.A.T. in Special Education Information

Special Education Courses

EDSP 323/324 Trends in Special Education
EDSP 363/364 Collaboration in Special Education
EDSP 413/414 Instruction Adaptation
EDSP 473/474 Transition Planning

Professional Education Requirements

  • EDUC 125/126 - Introduction to Education
  • EDUC 220 - Differentiated Education
  • EDUC 225/226 - Instructional Design
  • EDUC 317/318/319 - Elementary Reading/Language Arts
  • EDUC 323 - Teaching Elementary Math
    DUAL ENDORSEMENT option - EDUC 322/324 - Elementary Social Sciences/Science
  • EDUC 360 - Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 410/411 - Elementary Curriculum
  • EDUC 415/416 - Measurement and Evaluation
  • EDUC 475 - Seminar in Classroom Management
  • EDUC 476 - Student Teaching I
  • EDUC 477 - Student Teaching II