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Special Education

The Professional Special Education Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry-level candidates for teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities in special education programs grades K-12. Students successfully completing the Teacher Education Program graduation and licensure requirements will receive a BS in Special Education, an Autism Studies Minor, and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License.

Through electives, students can choose to specialize in concentration areas such as Secondary Special Education Mathematics. To continue in the Teacher Education Program, students are expected to maintain program standards in all coursework. They must also 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.

Program Coursework
Semester-By-Semester Grad Plan


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Student Teaching


Student teachers and Interns will have opportunities to develop leadership skills working with students in a variety of settings, such as: before and after school enrichment classes, performance activities, student government, and various clubs.

Student Teaching



UVU’s School of Education has adopted the nationally recognized edTPA Performance Assessment as the summative assessment of each graduate of our program. This assessment replaces the local senior project and represents an important step in recognizing the rigor of teacher preparation.

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