If you want to help children and teens with physical, emotional, and developmental challenges grow intellectually and socially, consider earning a bachelor's degree in special education.
Marian University's special education program is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Most special education teachers work with children who have difficulty learning in traditional classroom environments because their needs are different from their peers. Others work with students who are academically gifted or exceptional and require more advanced, rigorous lessons than their peers.
The common denominator is that special education teachers interact on a personal level with students, parents, and families who have mild to moderate special needs. They provide individualized educational plans, interventions, and supports that are custom-designed for their students. They also help address behavioral, emotional, or physical challenges to academic success experienced by children. These challenges may include:
In addition to required and core courses on topics like educational theory, concepts, and methodologies, you will explore nontraditional teaching methods to deliver high-quality teaching and learning outcomes for students with special learning needs. You'll learn about:
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