Special Education

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Support Students in Need

Special education needs exceptional teachers. Take on this challenge, and find yourself in a field of passionate, compassionate professionals. Experience various classroom environments and be comfortable with any student in your future classroom. Help society understand the needs of individuals with disabilities with a job that impacts lives.

Special Education Courses

What classes will you complete on your way to a special education degree? You'll review topics such as: 

  • Educational Psychology
  • Introduction to Exceptional Students
  • Adolescent Learners’ Needs
  • Technology for Teachers

Find more of the classes you will take in our academic catalog.

Student Teaching

Don't worry about being on your own. Experience a full semester of student teaching before you graduate! You’ll complete at least 200 hours of classroom experience in our program, so you'll start your career after college with confidence. Engage in classroom activities with local students, and learn with your peers under faculty supervision.

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Get to Know Your Professors

Learn how to be a teacher from our teachers! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Any Questions?

Contact us anytime! Call admissions at 605-995-2650, or email us at admissions@dwu.edu.

We would love to share information with you via email, or we will mail it right to your front door.