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Special Education Program

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 Distance Education, 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. More information on distance education 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).

Explore Our Available Degrees and Certificates:

  • Elementary/Special Education dual major bachelor's degree program is starting in Fall 2019 for incoming freshmen - more information will be available soon***
  • Master’s degree in Education that leads to a teaching endorsement in Special Education
  • Special Education Certificate program that leads to a teaching endorsement in Special Education
  • Special Education Director's endorsement program that leads to a teaching endorsement in Special Education
  • Students who are not yet accepted into our program are welcome to enroll in two courses: Special Education Law (EDEX 5720), and Teaching Students w/ Severe Disabilities (EDEX 5080).
  • Students entering the Special Education Program will be required to 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. 

Learner Outcomes

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

The Handbook as a Resource

The Student Handbook gives an overview of Special Education's programs, required courses, recommended course schedules, guidelines for Master's activities, and student expectations. If you are currently or hope to become a Special Education student, please take a careful look at the handbook to gain an understanding of the program's requirements and expectations.

Enrolled Student Resources

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

Questions about registering for classes? Get tutorials here and here.

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Academic Affairs, Graduate Education


Contact us about graduate education!

Tiffany J. Le Gal
Office Associate

Dr. Tiffany Hunt
Special Education Program Coordinator

College of Education

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