Academics

Major

The Department of Educational Psychology offers an undergraduate degree in Special Education.

Minors

  • Disability Studies Minor – This interdisciplinary minor offers a broad liberal arts approach to the study of disability, providing students with knowledge of the historical, social, artistic, literary, legal, educational, philosophical, and political framing of disability. 

  • Special Education Minor – Gain knowledge of special education including courses in behavior management, career and life span education, assessment and overview of exceptionalities. Practicum and student teaching experiences are not required (non-licensure minor). Open to all university students except Special Education majors.

Undergraduate Certificates

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Certificate - develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research & trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavior support & intervention.

  • Remote Teaching for K-12 Certificate - develop the skills, pedagogy, and methods for teaching in remote learning environments.

Combined Degree

The department also offers one program jointly with the Department of Family Science and Social Work:

Graduate Certificates and Endorsements

Designed to prepare K-12 teachers to foster teacher coaches and facilitators in leveraging the power of technology and media to engage students in meaningful learning.
Develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research & trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavior support & intervention.