Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Bachelor of Science in Special Education
College of Education
As a teacher candidate, completing your undergraduate teacher preparation program K-12 degree in Mild to Moderate Disabilities qualifies you to support students with high-incidence disabilities in various settings. Through rigorous instruction in evidence-based, high-impact strategies and diverse field placement experiences, you will enhance the learning styles of students you interact with. Faculty and teacher candidates work together to create coaching and mentorship opportunities to develop each teacher candidates' teaching skills and abilities.
Courses are carefully designed to match the learner's needs with research-based practice and practical field-based application each semester. You will have the opportunity to take three semesters of field-based practicum experiences before the student teaching semester. Intensive coaching will be provided to you throughout your program.
Teachers with this degree emphasize supporting students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Attention Deficit Disorders. Instructional delivery may occur across the continuum of services: inclusionary setting, co-teaching environments, self-contained classrooms, etc.
You must be an Arizona resident to enroll in the Mild to Moderate Disabilities program.
The program has additional admissions criteria. Please visit the College of Education Undergraduate Admissions page to read the professional admission information.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
This program consists of a three-semester sequence of coursework and culminates in a one-semester (60 day) supervised internship in an approved special education setting with a certified special education teacher. The curriculum for this program includes:
Earning your Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Mild to Moderate Disabilities will build core skills, including:
- Providing high-impact instruction for students with diverse needs
- Conducting educational assessments
- Developing educational plans
- Creating behavior intervention plans
- Consulting with general education teachers
- Coordinating educational meetings
- Managing educational records
Special education teachers of students with mild to moderate disabilities meet the needs of their students by engaging in a wide variety of responsibilities. Teachers with this degree emphasis will be supporting students with:
- Specific Learning Disabilities
- Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorders