This license allows graduates to teach children ages 3 to 21 with any disability (e.g., learning disabilities, social or emotional disabilities, autism, intellectual disability, physical disabilities, multiple disabilities) in a range of educational settings. At the end of this 4-year program graduates exit with a Bachelor of Science and a LBSI initial teaching license.
- EDUC 201—Identity and Difference in Education
- EDUC 202—Social Justice, School & Society
- EPSY 201—Education Psychology
- SPED 117—The Culture of Disability
Students should consult with an academic advisor regarding course selection prior to the advanced registration period.
This license allows graduates to teach children from pre-K to age 21 with any disability (e.g., learning disabilities, social or emotional disabilities, autism, intellectual disability, physical disabilities, multiple disabilities) in a range of educational settings.
- Ability to plan
- Accepting of differences
- Adaptable and flexible
- Communication with parents
- Enjoy challenges
- Good communication skills
- Interact well with others
- Knowledge of legal issues
- Technology skills
- Variety of teaching techniques
- Well organized
- Work in variety of settings
- Work with groups
- Work with students individually
- Adapted PE Teacher
- Autism Center Mgr-Teacher
- Child Psychologist
- Critical Needs Teacher
- Day-Care Center Owner
- Educational Advocate
- Rehab Counselor
- School Psychologist
- Special Education Teacher
- Speech Pathologist
- Teacher - Adult Education
Some careers may require education beyond an undergraduate degree.
- Participating in undergraduate research
- Applying for a study abroad experience
- Utilizing resources of The Career Center
- Joining a Registered Student Organization (RSO) related to this major, such as:
- Epsilon Delta Professional Teaching Organization: informs and involves future teachers in the changing field of education.
- Student Education Association: provides pre-professional educational development for future teachers.
- The Minority Association of Future Educators (MAFE): mission is to provide a support network for underrepresented students seeking to become professional educators and to address the educational needs of children, with an emphasis on children from underrepresented groups.
There are several professional organizations dedicated to Special Education. Their websites might be able to provide a glimpse in the world of Special Education. These organizations include Council for Exceptional Children, International Association of Special Education and National Association of Special Education Teachers.