Special Education Program

Special Education Program

Special Education Program

The Special Education Program resides within the Department of Teaching & Learning. Our program centers on innovative and inclusive education. We promote high expectations to ensure that all children are welcomed into the general education classroom. Our coursework is based on principles of universal design, focusing on how all students can have access to an academic education in the general education classroom. Students are taught to focus on student strengths and to consider the many ways children and adolescents learn and make sense of content. Our licensure and degree options combine on-campus and field-based learning experiences to provide opportunities for making connections between readings and classroom experiences, and to critically evaluate support services with current research. The Special Education Program invites you to read more about our programs on the website and to contact specific faculty to discuss your interests.

Explore our Licensure and Degree Options!

Bachelors of Arts in Inclusive Elementary Education with Special Education Endorsement

Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Undergraduate Licensure in Special Education with major in LAS content area

Initial license in Special Education with or without Masters of Arts Degree

Added Endorsement in Special Education with or without Masters of Arts Degree

Master of Arts Special Education Only

Inclusive Behavior Intervention Certificate

Inclusive Early Childhood Education Graduate Certificate Program

Meet our Faculty

Department of Teaching and Learning Faculty: Our faculty are local, state, and national leaders in the field of special education.  We encourage you to connect with them to learn more about educational, research, and service opportunities.


The Special Education Program is accredited by:

  • Colorado Department of Education (CDE)
  • Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE)

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