Special Education

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Success for all learners is a key commitment of Quincy University's School of Education. If that idea inspires you, our Special Education curriculum may provide a path toward a satisfying career that combines high impact with high demand.

Through our Special Education program, you'll gain understanding of learner characteristics, diagnosis, evaluation, program planning, and instruction for students with disabilities ranging from mild to moderate and severe. Our courses are taught by experienced professors who are dedicated to mentoring the teachers of the future.

Because of the high need for expert teachers, you have several paths to help you meet your goals:

  • If you pursue the major in Elementary Education, you may earn full certification in Special Education through a careful selection of courses.
  • If you participate in other teacher education majors, you may meet qualifications for a minor in Special Education or earn an endorsement upon completion of four basic courses in the Special Education curriculum.
  • You may be eligible for targeted financial aid and scholarships for teachers of those with special needs.

Our program offers a bachelor of science degree in Special Education. Candidates at the undergraduate or graduate level can be certified to teach in grades K-12, and the undergraduate program is designed to offer dual certification in special and elementary education. The program also offers a minor and an endorsement in Special Education.

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