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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 Council for Exceptional Children and/or Future Educators Association.

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, and Weber State’s literacy-tutoring program.

Diana Rabelo

Class of 2024

“The professors are kind and flexible and go above and beyond to help us understand concepts and assignments. I love that we get to learn in the classroom as well as visit schools to learn and work with children.”

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

Weber State’s special education degree prepares you to work 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 specialization areas of mathematics, reading/language arts, English as a second language, early childhood, family studies or 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. Graduates are typically in high demand across the country.

You’ll also be prepared for Weber State’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program. If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective


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.

Shirley Dawson