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About the Department

Build the right foundation to teach diverse learners, whether you are an aspiring or an experienced teacher. All of our programs—at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate levels—provide students with a specialized repertoire of skills and strategies to teach in their area of choice: special education, deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, reading, and English as a second language.

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Five-Year Special Education

Qualify for dual certification in special education and P–3 or K–6 education, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years. Coursework and field placements are integrated seamlessly across the curriculum, ensuring you are well prepared to teach children with varying disabilities, including autism, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities.

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Five-Year Deaf Education

Qualify to teach both students who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as typical learners in this five-year program. You earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees and multiple teaching certifications, choosing a P–3 or K–6 program. Both programs offer courses in American Sign Language and extensive field placements.

Graduate & Certificate Programs

Advance—or launch—a career teaching diverse learners. Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, our offerings include graduate degree programs as well as post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate programs. Choose from options in special education, reading specialist, teaching of the blind/visually impaired, and others.

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