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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Education with Special Education Certification

Invest in a career where your heart is your biggest asset.

As a special education teacher, you will have the rewarding experience of knowing that, day-by-day, you are changing lives, encouraging dreams and paving the way to a brighter future for your students.

Make no mistake — this career path is not for the faint of heart. You will experience challenges on both physical and mental levels, but with these challenges comes the promise of a meaningful and fulfilling future. You will be the person to tell someone they can, when the world tells them they can’t.

Skills you will learn include:

  • Task analysis of learning problems
  • Teaching strategies for exceptionalities
  • The ability to gather and analyze data from curriculum-based measurement
  • Assessment and evaluation procedures for students with cross-categorical disabilities
  • Implementation of evidence-based practices and the ability to determine when and where to apply such practices

Special opportunities

Within our special education program you will have the unique opportunity to work alongside seasoned professionals in the field and network with program administrators. Our small class sizes provide opportunity for you to receive individualized attention from your professors. Then you will take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to the real world, gaining hands on experience through William Woods University offered clinical work and a semester of student teaching.

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Career opportunities

Using the knowledge and practicum they receive at William Woods University, bachelors in education graduates in special education are prepared to pursue an exciting career as:

  • Special education teacher in private/public school system
  • Emotional/behavioral classroom teacher
  • Early intervention specialist
  • Life skills teacher
  • Learning support teacher
  • Autism support teacher

Perspectives

Special education has been my passion for quite some time. Having your professors share that same interest makes you even more passionate about it. I could not imagine going anywhere else and getting an education and life lessons that are so meaningful towards my future.

— Taylor Oestreich, special education graduate

Requirements/Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Special Education degree at William Woods University consists of 122 distinct credit hours for graduation—including 85 core major credits.

Courses you may take

EDU 201

Multicultural Education

3.00

EDU 211

Educational Technology I

3.00

EDU 231

Exceptional Child

3.00

EDU 250

Foundations of Education

3.00

EDU 258

Cross Categorical Disabilities

3.00

EDU 291

Beginning Clinical Experience

2.00

EDU 317

Teaching Language Arts & Children's Literature

3.00

EDU 318

Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary/Middle Grades

3.00

EDU 319

Teaching Science in the Elementary/Middle Grades

3.00

EDU 341

Teaching Mathematics

3.00

EDU 351

Language Development

3.00

EDU 353

Teaching Remedial Mathematics

3.00

EDU 358

Teaching Cross Categorical Disabilities

3.00

EDU 392

Reading & Wrtng in the Content Area

3.00

EDU 393

Teaching Reading and Writing

3.00

EDU 395

Intermediate Clinical Experience

3.00

EDU 415

Conferencing and Consultation

3.00

EDU 420

Measurement and Evaluation

3.00

EDU 441

Student Centered Reading & Writing

3.00

EDU 453

Classroom Management

3.00

EDU 460

Career/Vocational Education

2.00

EDU 492

Educational Seminar

3.00

EDU 493

Supervised Teaching Special Education

9.00

MAT 231

Understanding Mathematics for Tchrs

3.00

PED 352

Instrctnl Techniques in Health K-12

3.00

PSY 221

Educational Psychology -S

3.00

PSY 226

Child and Adolescent Development -S

3.00

Curriculum


Admissions Information

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