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Bachelor of Science
Special Education K-12 Generalist (B.S.)
The Special Education program prepares students to work with individuals with special needs from kindergarten through age 21. Teacher candidates will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and application of skills during multiple supervised practicum teaching experiences within partnered schools before beginning their student teaching experience.
Special Education K-12
Preparing to Make a Difference
Teacher candidates entering the Special Education K–12 program gain real-world preparation for their career through the following:
  • Obtaining excellent applied training in working with children with exceptionalities in the school setting grades K–12.
  • Learning to access student needs using a variety of assessment tools
  • Gaining abilities and practice in planning and delivering instruction for a wide range of learners
  • Learning to collaborate with peers, mentors, parents, service providers, etc.
  • Receiving knowledge and training in preparation for graduate school in a variety of fields including occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, etc.

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Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Special Education K-12 Generalist have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Special Education Teacher
Teach Special Education from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Behavior Interventionist
Work with children to overcome behavioral challenges.
Non-profit Agencies
Work for non-profit agencies that assist individuals with disabilities.

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If you are interested in becoming a Special Education K-12 Generalist, start with one of the following major-specific courses

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