The KSOE’s Special Education program thoroughly prepares you to teach students with exceptional needs. Our program combines practical, current research, and tried-and-true theory with real-life classroom experiences to round out your education. So you get to practice what we teach.
Whether you are already a teacher who wants to focus on Special Education, or you simply have a calling for teaching children with disabilities, this KSOE program will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful and rewarding career teaching students with:
- Learning disabilities
- Mild-to-moderate intellectual disabilities
- Emotional disturbances
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Traumatic brain injury
- Other health impairments (including ADD and ADHD)
Credential offered: California Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential
Benefits of our Special Education program:
- Strong balance of theory to practice
- Personal attention from responsive and accessible faculty and staff
- Very knowledgeable faculty, current in practice and research
- Integrated approach to coursework and field placements
- Field supervisors work closely with students in their teaching placements
- You will have access to our extensive network of community partners, including schools and districts
- Every student assigned an academic advisor
- Intentionally small class sizes
- Staff can offer inside leads to job opportunities
- Year-round admissions
Continue on to a Master's Degree:
Getting your California Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential is a great first step toward a rewarding career teaching students with disabilities. But by taking four additional courses focused on research, you can earn either a Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.) or a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
The automatic bump in salary you’ll receive with this advanced degree is definitely worth the small, additional investment of time.