Special education B.S. & ABS licensure
Earn your degree and teaching license in four years
Become an expert at meeting students’ needs by providing individualized instruction to students with disabilities in grade K through age 21. The program leads to an Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS) teaching license, which qualifies you to teach students with mild-moderate disabilities in the following areas:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Developmental disabilities
- Emotional/behavioral disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Other health disabilities
"No two days, two years, two students are going to look the same. It’s going to be a different experience and each day will be an adventure."
- View a sample plan of classes or a complete list of program requirements.
- Coursework includes educational and child psychology and academic and behavior interventions using research-based practices
- Gain experience working with students with a variety disabilities through elementary and secondary practicum placements
- After you begin teaching, you will take additional credits to earn your specialty license to work with students in the moderate-severe range, including:
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Developmental disabilities (DD)
- Emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD)
- Learning disabilities (LD)
- You can apply your specialty license credits toward a master of education (M.Ed.) degree.
- Elementary, middle, high schools
- 18-21 transition programs
- Social service agencies