Special Education K-12
The Special Education Program provides opportunities for the study of school-age learners with mild to moderate disabilities (learning disabilities, behavior and/or emotional disabilities, and mild/moderate intellectual disabilities.
Students enrolling in this program learn about trends and issues in the field of special education, characteristics and needs of students with mild to moderate disabilities, specialized teaching methods for working with these students, strategies for collaboration with parents and/or families and colleagues, positive means for providing behavior supports, and technology applications that support students’ education.
For more Information about this program, please review the academic program pages below:
- B.S. in Special Education (SPED)
- B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education (SPEL)
- M.Ed. in Special Education
- MAT, concentration in Special Education
- Ph.D. in Special Education
- Post-Baccalaureate Alternative Initial Licensure (PAIL) in Special Education
Still have questions?
Review our SPED FAQs document.
Special Education Faculty and Staff
Below is a list of Special Education Services (SES) faculty teaching courses in special education. Click on their name, to learn more about them and their research interest.
Dr. Cavanaugh has spent much of her career preparing future teachers and providing ongoing professional development to educators in the areas of language and literacy, with a particular focus on at-risk children and high-need schools in various contexts.
Learn more about Dr. Cavanaugh from her Bio Page.
Dr. Cavanaugh is currently accepting graduate students!
Dr. Rock’s a passion for Special Education Teacher Education, eCoaching, Technology Enabled Teacher Development, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), Self-Monitoring, Behavior Disorders.
Learn more about Dr. Rock from her Bio Page.
Dr. Rock is currently accepting graduate students!
Dr. Ryndak’s work focuses on teacher and doctoral level preparation, with a focus on collaborative teams meeting the complex needs of students with significant intellectual and other disabilities through the use of evidence-based practices that result in access to general education curriculum and contexts.
Learn more about Dr. Ryndak from her Bio Page.
Dr. Ryndak is currently accepting graduate students!