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Major in Special Education

With demand growing at an unprecedented rate, graduates with a degree in special education have a unique and important opportunity to use their education to educate children, adolescents and adults with developmental, learning or emotional disabilities. Designed for creative, passionate and patient students who have a desire to work in challenging settings, a career in special education will often provide rewards unseen in any other professional fields.

The major leads to licensure as a Learning Behavior Specialist I and prepares candidates to teach students in kindergarten-high school with the following disabilities: autism, cognitive disability, emotional disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, and specific learning disabilities. If you're interested in teaching young children with disabilities, see Early Childhood Education.

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Early Childhood Special Education Approval

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