About Special Education

The Professional Special Education Teacher Education Program is designed to prepare quality entry-level candidates to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in special education programs grades K-12.

Students who successfully complete the Teacher Education Program graduation and licensure requirements will receive a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License. Students can choose elective courses to specialize in areas such as Autism Studies or Secondary Special Education Mathematics. 

To continue in the Teacher Education Program, students are expected to maintain all program standards in all coursework. They must maintain expected levels of competence in fieldwork and student teaching placements with all course grades at or above a B- and a program GPA of 3.00 or higher. In addition, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators.

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Data was used from the following sources and is printed on the 2018 special education brochure entitled, “Bachelor of Science in Special Education."