BA in Education (with certification): Special Ed (K-12)
While an Undergraduate student in the Department of Teacher Education, you will develop subject matter knowledge and pedagogical skills through coursework based on current research and effective practice. You have the opportunity to apply your knowledge through diverse and varied field experiences in local schools.
This emphasis will allow you to focus on the rapidly changing dimensions of special education, and promote the philosophy of integrated learning experiences for all children and youth, including those with special needs. You'll acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and for their families.
An emphasis in Special Education requires 36 required credit hours, 27 general education credti hours, and 65 elective credit hours. This degree is only offered at the St. Louis campus.
As an Education major, you may pursue traditional education courses and activities, including supervised practica, independent studies, and reading courses, or explore issues in the field of educational philosophy, theory, and methodology through a variety of professional activities.