Special Education

Make a difference in the lives of all learners, with and without disabilities.

The special education program prepares teachers and researchers to work with all kinds of learners.

You'll develop individualized programs and adapt instruction for students with a range of disabilities, including students with learning disabilities, communication impairments, autism, behavioral disorders, and others.

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The Special Education team. Back row: Assistant Professor Kelly Williams, Associate Professor Theresa Ochoa, Administrative Assistant Aimee Polk, Associate Professor Hannah Schertz, Associate Professor Ana Maria Brannan, Professor Gretchen Butera, Professor Jeff Anderson. Front row: Associate Professor Derek Nord, Clinical Assistant Professor Tina O'Neal, Assistant Professor Sarah Hurwitz

Through fieldwork, collaborative coursework, and engaging projects, you will gain the experience and confidence to implement well-designed teaching approaches and behavioral interventions that are supported by research.

Our graduates are highly sought after by school districts and universities across the United States and beyond.