Comprehensive personal and professional development for individuals interested
in the teaching, learning, and human development of persons with disabilities.
Undergraduate, graduate and advanced courses to prepare individuals to meet the
learning and behavioral needs of persons with disabilities as special educator.
Each of the programs within the department is designed to prepare teachers
and other interested professionals to appreciate, understand, and build on the
unique needs, abilities, behaviors, interests, and talents of the persons with
The faculty of the Department of Special Education believes this understanding
is the basis for constructive educational involvement with persons with disabilities,
active participation in their lives, and effective social advocacy on their