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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Bachelor of Science in Special Education

Are you interested in helping students with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities or other special needs?
The School of Education at Utah Valley University is now offering a major in Special Education.

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.

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Special Education Coursework Includes:

  • Instructional and Assistive Technology
  • Collaboration and Consultation with Parents and School Staff
  • Instructional Strategiews and Program Management for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Special Education Law, Policies, and Procedures
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
  • School to Post-School Transition Planning
  • Math Instruction for Students with mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12
  • Reading and Writing Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12
  • Student Teaching and Practicum

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 (nichole.wangsgard@uvu.edu or teresa.Cardon@uvu.edu).