Support Students in Need
Explore Special Education
As you grow into your teaching education, you will work with your professors to further develop your passion for helping students with disabilities.
What's the Difference?
- Attend classes, meetings and labs within a preK-5 elementary school located right on our campus.
- Learn from DWU’s amazing professors; our low student to teacher ratio provides valuable one-on-one time with your mentors.
- Complete more than 300 hours of classroom experience.
- Design your unique one-semester student teaching capstone.
Special Education Courses
You will take a wide array of courses providing you with both the fundamentals of classroom teaching and the specific knowledge needed within your chosen specialty. Special Education students takes classes like:
SPD 470 Student Teaching in Special Education
SPD 206 Introduction to Exceptional Students
EDU 412 Adolescent Learners' Needs
EDU 311 Educational Psychology
EDU 220 Technology for Teachers
Get to Know Your Professors
Become a teacher and learn from our fabulous teachers! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.
Ashley Digmann, Ed.D.
Melissa Weber, Ed.D.
Mindy Childs, M.Ed.
Stephanie Gelderman, M.S.
Tressa Wede, M.Ed.
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Don't worry about being on your own. Experience a full semester of student teaching before you graduate! You’ll complete at least 300 hours in the classroom 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.