Special Education Undergrad

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The undergraduate programs in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling offer educational and training opportunities for teachers and support personnel working with exceptional children and adults with disabilities. The programs prepare individuals to work with individuals with mild/moderate and severe disabilities, visual impairments, and with early childhood (birth to age 5) special education.

Students who are majoring in other teaching fields (i.e., elementary education, secondary education) are encouraged to pursue a second certification by taking those courses which lead to a special education license.

Teacher education programs in the department are accredited by the State of Utah. These programs are also fully accredited through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

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Which program is right for me?

Logan Campus


Planning to attend school in Logan? Learn about our on-campus options for a Bachelor's degree.

Statewide Online

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Looking for online options in Utah? Explore our OPTT program for 1st and 2nd Bachelor degrees.

Career Outlook for Graduates

Most special education graduates work in public, charter, or private schools. The knowledge and skills you gain will also prepare you for jobs in other areas such as recreation, early intervention, and residential homes and facilities.

Median Pay

Special Educators - $45,000


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Interested in joining one of the top Special Education Programs in the country?

Learn about admission to Special Education Right Arrow

What is the difference between the Logan Main Campus and the OPTT program?

The Logan Main Campus program is a full-time, face-to-face program that allows you to complete your degree in a four-year timeline. The OPTT program is an online program that is offered on a part-time basis and is offered across the state...

What is the required GPA to be admitted to the Special Education Program?

The minimum required GPA is 3.0. Students who do not have a 3.0 GPA can still be considered for the major by completing the GPA waiver form. Admission is not guaranteed.

Are there scholarships available?

There are a lot of scholarships available in special education. There are USU scholarships, state scholarships, federal loan forgiveness, TEACH grants, and departmental scholarships. This PowerPoint presentation explains the many scholarships available.

Questions? Get in Touch.

Laura Parrish

Special Education Advisor

Laura Parrish

Office Location: EDUC 371
Phone: 435-797-7575
Email: laura.parrish@usu.edu