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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. 

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  • The Special Education program offers an undergraduate teaching major as well as two different tracks to a master's degree.
  • 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, Health and Human Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3082

Phone: 208-885-6587

Fax: 208-885-1071