SVSU’s special education program provides a supervised teaching experience in the first year of enrollment, allowing you to experience teaching before enrolling in Education courses. Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates have field-based experiences with students, teachers and administrators. Special education teacher candidates earn a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education. They will complete requirements for K-12 endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorder or Cognitive Impairment, and become eligible for certification as a general education teacher.
Elementary Special Education majors are required to develop a foundation in English, integrated science, mathematics, and social studies, in addition to education courses.
Secondary Special Education majors must complete professional studies requirements and choose either an approved major available for secondary certification; or complete two minors from the list of minors available for secondary certification.
Individuals with a bachelor’s degree or higher and are seeking a career in teaching may obtain teaching credentials in elementary or secondary education with a focus in Autism Spectrum Disoder (ASD) or Cognitive Impairment (CI)
The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Special Education consists of a core of 37 credits of graduate level courses. Individuals may complete a general master’s degree in Special Education or choose a master’s degree with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cognitive Impairment (CI), or Learning Disability (LD)
The main goal of the administrative programs at SVSU is prepare high qualified leaders. SVSU offers two leadership programs specific to special education: Supervisor and Director