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Overview of Program

The coursework and practicum in the program will help prepare or further your knowledge of working with students with special needs. The main program focus is on mild to moderate disabilities and includes an emphasis on learning disabilities, mental conditions or other disabling conditions that require special equipment, materials and teaching procedures.

Special education teachers design and teach appropriate curricula and assign work geared toward each student’s needs and abilities. This includes behavioral, social, and academic development as well as preparing special education students for daily life beyond school also is an important aspect of the job.

A graduate degree in special education prepares you for a rewarding career providing services to those with special needs or training others to work with students with special needs.

Opportunities to focus on other areas such as low incidence, Autism or Consulting teacher are available as well depending on the student interest and program funding.


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Mailing Address:
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3082

Phone: 208-885-6587

Fax: 208-885-1071