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Studying Special Education at Weber State

Weber State’s special education degree prepares students who are committed to making a difference in the field of education to teach children with special learning needs and/or disabilities.

Special Education Highlights

While earning your special education degree, you can earn an endorsement in dual language immersion, elementary education mathematics or English as a second language.

You can also meet your peers and join in networking opportunities and other events through Weber State’s Future Educators Association and/or Council for Exceptional Children.

Beyond the Classroom

As a special education major, you can take part in student teaching to learn skills for your future career.

You can also gain experience through community programs, like Project LIFE, Weber State’s literacy-tutoring program where you’ll receive a free Chromebook to use for the semester.

Victoria Ziegler

Class of 2017

“Without the instructors that we had, I don't think I would have made it through the program. They really care about us, and they gave me the confidence I needed to graduate.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s special education degree prepares you to work one-on-one or in a classroom setting with students who have special learning needs and/or disabilities.

You may choose any academic teaching minor or pick from the following specialization areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Reading/language arts
  • English as a second language
  • Early childhood
  • Family studies
  • English

What You Can Do After Weber

Graduates with bachelor’s degrees in special education typically teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in grades K-12 in local school districts and around the country.

Due to a shortage of teachers, particularly in special education, nearly all graduates receive job offers both in Utah and outside the state before finishing their degree.

You’ll also be prepared for Weber State’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for special education graduates in the U.S.
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Faculty Perspective

  • Shirley Dawson

    “In the special education program, our students have opportunities to learn from faculty at the university, from excellent practicing teachers in local schools and from national experts at professional conferences. The classroom extends beyond the university into varied locales and settings.”

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