Educational psychology: special education track
The goal of the programs in Special Education is to advance opportunities for learning and development of infants, children and adults who require specialized instruction, educational adaptations and support for their learning efforts to succeed. The special education faculty is committed to research, leadership and practice that will have an impact on academic, social and behavioral development in diverse cultural contexts.
The doctor of philosophy degree leads primarily to a career in research development and professional development.
The master of arts degree leads to a career in research with a focus on continued study to the PhD degree.
The master of education degree is primarily for those interested in K-12 classroom teaching.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
*Currently there is not an undergraduate degree in special education. Undergraduate students may enter the Direct Track program through the College of Education or contact the Special Education program office to discuss undergraduate options.
- Academic Behavior Strategist
- Applied behavior analysis
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Deaf/hard of hearing (Deaf/HH),
- Developmental disabilities (DD),
- Early childhood special education (ECSE),
- Emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD)
- Learning disabilities (LD)
Certificates in applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorder are designed to prepare related service personnel and others in the community that assist students and their families. Learn more.