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BS in Special Education



Teach those with disabilities to know that they are ABLE with a Special Education Degree

You recognize special needs individuals as unique human beings. You understand the similarities and differences between individuals with and without exceptional learning needs. You consider yourself a patient and loving person. Special Education is more than a career, it is a calling. As a Special Education major at SWU, you will gain understanding of the effects that an exceptional condition can have on an individual’s learning in school and throughout life and participate in activities that encompass inclusion, resource, and self-contained programs within elementary, middle and high school programs.

Preparation for a calling

You will be prepared for PK-12 multi-categorical (mild to moderate disabilities) teaching certification in the areas of emotional disabilities/ behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, mental disabilities, autism, and traumatic brain disorders. You will participate in classroom practicum as early as your first year of college. Our special education majors also have additional opportunities to engage with special needs individuals such as volunteering at Night to Shine at Alive Wesleyan Church, helping out with the regional Special Needs Olympics, or participating in our learning-and-living community The Jericho Project.