Bachelor of Science in Special Education
Become a Special Ed Teacher in Grades K-12
The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Special Education program develops kindergarten through 12th grade teachers who serve with compassion and have the needed skills and knowledge to positively shape their students’ lives.
Students in the BS in Special Education program learn how to administer special education curricula while facilitating a safe and supportive learning environment. Upon completion, graduates receive a license from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in Special Education for Cross Categorical and Specific Learning Disabilities (1801).
Students in the special ed teacher preparation program gain real-world, hands-on experience relevant to today’s classrooms. They practice skills and demonstrate knowledge through supervised classroom teaching experiences that allow for practical application of learning theory.
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Leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education, the program provides students:
- A personal advisor from the education department, to assist them with meeting criteria for admission to their desired program
- Field experience in partner schools as early as the first semester of their freshman year and in each methods course
- The same clinical site for Pre-Clinical and Clinical Practice as a senior, ensuring a full school year experience
- Opportunities to be placed in private and public institutions at different grade levels
- Dedicated faculty to provide personalized attention and differentiated learning experiences
- Job opportunities — our vast network of cooperating school districts and faculty members’ connections can help graduates find careers in academia
- Program-specific professional development and networking opportunities through Marian Student Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi
Bachelor of Science in Special Education Curriculum
The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Special Education program prepares students to meet the diverse learning needs of all students and to work with students with disabilities, leading to licensure in Special Education for Cross Categorical and Specific Learning Disabilities.
General Education Courses
As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. Gen eds are required regardless of your major.
All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Argumentative and Research Writing
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Interpersonal Communication
- Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
- First Year Studies
Special education majors will take courses covering topics such as:
- Psychology of learning
- Art foundations for educators
- Literacy interventions for students with disabilities
- Methods of teaching content to diverse learners
- Diagnosis and assessment of disabilities
Please visit the Elementary-Middle Education webpage to read the Mission and Learning Outcomes of Marian University’s Education programs.
Please visit the Elementary-Middle Education webpage to read the Admission Progression Criteria of Marian University’s Education programs.