Program Overview

Program Timeline
How to Apply
Graduation Requirements

BS in Special Education

Course Map

*Course numbers for students in the severe emphasis
Detailed Course List


Declare a Special Education Pre-Major

  • Meet with an advisor in the Education Advisement Center (350) to declare pre-major
  • Complete a fingerprint background clearance

Complete These Courses

  1. CPSE 203: Intro to Special Education
  2. CPSE 410: Applied Behavior Analysis in Education
  3. CPSE 480: Educational and Multicultural Issues in Special Education
  4. MTHED 305: Basic Concepts of Mathematics
  5. MTHED 306: Concepts of Mathematics

Volunteer 12 Hours

This will be completed during the CPSE 203 course.

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Choose an Emphasis

Students applying to the Special Education program must choose on of the following emphases:

  • Serve students with learning disabilites, communication disorders, high function autism, and ADHD.
  • Teach remedial academic skills, targeted social behavior interventions, and self-advocacy.
  • Work in general education classrooms or resource rooms.
  • 63 credit hours required for graduation.
  • Serve students with intellectual disabilities, autism, emotional/behavioral disorders, multiple disabilities, and other severe impairments.
  • Teach academics, functional life skills, social behavior, and occupational skills.
  • Work in separate classrooms with a team of school specialists with occasional opportunities to collaborate with general educators.
  • 63 credit hours required for graduation.

How to Apply

Ensure all Program Prerequisites are complete

  • Register for a free account on our Educator application system
  • Start a Special Education application
  • Complete the 15-step admissions checklist in the application
  • Submit the application before the deadline
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Graduation Requirements

  • 66 major credits
  • Fall & Winter Practicum
  • 12-week student teaching OR full year internship
  • Praxis exam (5543 for mild/moderate, 5545 for severe)
  • Application for Licensure with Utah State Board of Education

After all requirements for the Special Education degree have been completed and diplomas are posted (about 3-4 weeks after graduation), students are recommended for licensure in the state of Utah. The Education Advisement Center will then email students instructions to complete the licensure process with the Utah State Board of Education.

Graduation Requirements

Application Deadline: Feb 5 801-422-6176 340 MCKB