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Special Education Degrees

The Special Education program is committed to preparing highly qualified graduates to serve K-12 students with varying needs in the least restrictive environment and to ensure their access to the general education curriculum. We value diverse and evidence-based pedagogical, instructional, curricular, and positive behavioral approaches as well as research methodologies designed to produce appropriate learning outcomes for all students.

All courses for the program are offered through the Outreach School, either by Video conference, intensive weekends, Web-based instruction, or a combination of these formats.  This makes the program accessible to Wyoming educators outside of the Laramie area.  The program is not entirely online, but is accessible around the state through the variety of delivery methods listed above.  For more information on Outreach course formats:

The Special Education Program is Nationally Recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Additionally, the Special Education Program is ranked #3 in the nation for online colleges in 2017 (click here), and recognized as a top online program in 2016 (click here).


  • Master’s degree in Education with a teaching endorsement in K-12 Special Education
  • K-12 endorsement program in Special Education
  • Special Education Director's endorsement program
  • Special Education Certificate
  • Students who are not yet accepted into our program are welcome to enroll in Special Education Law (EDEX 5720).
  • Students entering the Special Education Program will be required to have Outreach Video Network (OVN) access and have the ability to complete two semesters of practicum work within a Wyoming school district.

Program Faculty

Learn more about the faculty members and their specific research interests.

Faculty Publications

Click here to read the variety of publications by the Special Education faculty.

Learner Outcomes

Click here to review the outcomes for receiving a degree or a UW certificate in Special Education.

Enrolled Student Resources

Click here for a list of forms and other Special Education student resources.

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