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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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Our Special Education Certification at work

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

Recent Employers

Our students are highly sought after by distinguished employers across the country, including:

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Alumni 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.

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Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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