|Special Education, B.A./B.S.||Degree||B.A./B.S.|
|Deaf Education (Non-Certification), Minor||Minor|
The Special Education major provides candidates with a bachelor’s degree in special education and prepares candidates for professional certification with an endorsement as a special education generalist.
Broadly stated, the objectives of the Special Education Program are:
- Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of a wide variety of disability categories and their instructional implications, as well as the legal and ethical considerations for educating individuals with disabilities.
- Candidates will demonstrate understanding of instructional methodologies and curricula that have an extensive experimental research base to support their effectiveness for all individuals, especially those with learning difficulties.
- Candidates will make instructional decisions based on reliable and valid data that are primarily objective in nature.
- Candidates will demonstrate instruction and behavior management strategies that are proactive and teach new skills, as opposed to being punitive in nature.
- Candidates will demonstrate professional and collaboration skills with teachers, parents, administrators, and other professionals.