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Special Lives, Applied Education

Through coursework and practicum experiences, you will learn to teach students with special needs. Undergraduates can earn dual certification and both a bachelor’s degree in elementary or secondary education and a master’s degree in special education in as few as five years; experienced special education professionals can expand their knowledge in the field with an master's students with a bachelor’s degree who are new to the field can earn a master's and become certified to teach special education. 

Fast Facts

  • The Special Education program offers a master's with four different tracks.
  • Program has received national accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (now reorganized into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and is a state approved program.
  • Become involved in community-based programs.
  • Ranked number 14 in the nation in best online special education programs.
  • Network with professionals in special education and other disciplines.


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Mailing Address:

College of Education
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83844

Phone: (208) 885-6587



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University of Idaho Boise Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 334-2999

Fax: (208) 364-4035


Web: Boise Center


Mailing Address:
University of Idaho CDA Center
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: (208) 292-2519

Fax: (208) 667-5275


Web: CDA Center