Undergrad - Logan Campus

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About the degree

The mild/moderate degree prepares teachers to work with students (kindergarten through twelfth grade) with high incidence disabilities such as learning disabilities (struggling in reading or math), mild/moderate behavior and emotional disorders, mild/moderate intellectual disabilities and communication disorders. Teachers usually work in a resource room setting. Mild/moderate teachers typically teach academic skills.

Courses address characteristics of disabilities, inclusion of students in general education, behavioral interventions, assessment, effective instruction, consulting with parents and teachers, assistive technology, curriculum content, and policies and procedures.  

Degree Maps

Special Education Major: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Degree

Special Education: Mild/Moderate Emphasis - BA, BS

Special Education: Mild/Moderate & Birth to 5 Dual Emphasis - BA, BS

Special Education: Mild/Moderate & Severe Dual Emphasis - BA, BS

Special Education: Mild/Moderate Emphasis/Elementary Education Composite - BA, BS

Special Education: Mild/Moderate Emphasis/Secondary Education Dual - BA, BS


Students are admitted to Utah State University as a pre-special education major and must meet certain course and test requirements to be admitted to the special education major. Applications to the major are due each fall by October 10.

Contact Information

Laura Parrish

Laura Parrish

Special Education Advisor

Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

Phone: 435-797-7575
Office Location: EDUC 371