School of Education  |  Special Education

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the UVU School of Education (SOE) will remain open under modified conditions to reduce possible exposure to students, faculty, and staff.

  1. SOE classes have been modified from face-to-face to online, alternate, or remote instruction.
  2. In-school professional experiences are postponed or adapted given K-12 school closures.
  3. There will be limited staff available on-site in the SOE offices during normal business hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday). 
  4. For the safety of all, and to align with CDC guidance, virtual meetings and contact options are available for all faculty and staff and are preferred to in-person interaction whenever possible.
  5. SOE faculty and staff contact information can be found on the SOE Faculty/Staff page and on the UVU Directory.

If you have any issues getting in contact with our faculty or staff feel free to call our main office number (801) 863-8228 or email us at school_of_education@uvu.edu.

Please refer to uvu.info for the most current information regarding UVU campus as a whole.

First Year At UVU

Prospective Students

Current Students

What to Expect

  • Complete online orientation and Jumpstart
  • Meet with your first-year academic advisor
  • Make sure this is the major for you - Take Introduction to Education: EDEL 1010
  • Begin your Math and English sequence - Take MATH 2000 and ENGL 1010
Online Orientation
Meet with Advisor

Semester One:

  • Meet with your Special Education academic advisor
  • Check ACT scores: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19. Retake over the summer in Testing Center if needed. Take the ACT residual exam
  • GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • All content area courses must be passed with C or higher and Math 2010 and 2020

Semester Two:

  • Apply to the Elementary Education program (Deadlines March 1st). Fall acceptance only
  • Complete prerequisites to start program in the fall
  • All education courses need to be passed with B- or higher
  • Attend Orientation for Special Education new program students in April and set up edTPA folder
Apply Now

Semester One:

  • Register for courses (schedule will be provided by your advisor)
  • Work on edTPA assignments (check online folder)
  • Field experience
  • Education coursework must be passed with B- or higher

Semester Two:

  • Register for courses (schedule will be provided by your advisor)
  • Work on edTPA assignments as given in your courses
  • Field experience

Semester One:

  • Register for courses (schedule will be provided by your advisor)
  • Work on edTPA assignments (check online folder)
  • Sign up, pay for, and take Praxis test #5354 for Special Education and take before student teaching
  • Submit student teaching applications for spring on or before 3rd Friday in September

Semester Two:

  • Apply for Graduation
  • edTPA submitted
  • Graduate
  • Recommendation for licensure sent to USBE if all requirements are met
Apply for Graduation