This specialty is designed to prepare students in both cross-categorical and early childhood special education. It provides teaching professionals with the opportunity to identify characteristics of children with disabilities, assess their individual needs, and design intervention strategies by adapting and/or accommodating instruction. Developed to meet all state and CEC standards, the program provides rigorous, comprehensive courses that include numerous field experiences. Graduate students may choose to earn only their Special Education licensure or, by including a research component, earn a master’s degree in Special Education
Students must pass the PRAXIS II test in Special Education, Cross Categorical for Early Childhood or Elementary prior to receipt of Special Education Licensure.