There is a constant demand for special education teachers year after year in K-12 settings. The BS in Special Education will prepare undergraduate students for a Utah Teaching Certificate in K-12 Special Education in mild/moderate disabilities. The bachelor's degree program covers general education courses in addition to special education coursework over four years (122 credits). The core special education courses concentrate on the knowledge and skills needed for the education of students with disabilities. Through required electives, students can choose to specialize in concentration areas such as in AUTISM Studies. Students can also choose the DUAL licensure option and graduate with a teaching license in general and special education.
If you choose to emphasize an Autism Studies Minor, limited scholarships are available funded by the Utah State Office of Education and IDEA. If you are interested, e-mail grant coordinators (email@example.com or teresa.Cardon@uvu.edu).