Logan Campus Programs

SPERC Undergrad

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Logan Campus Programs

Undergraduate programs offered on-campus are available as 1st Bachelor's degree. The program prepares students to work with individuals who have mild, moderate, and severe disabilities, as well as young children with disabilities. Students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with local school districts or on-campus programs.

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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 (Logan campus) are due each year by February 1.

Application for the online 1st Bachelor's degree is due October 10.

Emphases Offered

The Birth to Age 5 degree prepares teachers to work with young children with disabilities. For children birth to 3 years, the etacher typically works in early intervention programs with families. For children 3-5 years old, the teacher teaches in public preschool settings in local school districts.

Courses in this degree address
developmental delays, inclusion of students in general education, behavioral interventions, assessment, effective instruction, consulting with parents and teachers, assistive technology, teaching developmental skills, and policies and procedures.
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. 

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.
The Severe Disabilities degree prepares teachers to work with students (kindergarten through twelfth grade) with low incidence intellectual and physical disabilities such as severe intellectual disabilities, autism, traumatic and acquired brain injury, and multiple disabilities. Severe disabilities teachers typically teach academic, functional and life skills.

Courses address characteristics of disabilities, life skills, inclusion of students in general education, behavioral interventions, assessment, effective instruction, consulting with parents and teachers, assistive technology, curriculum content, and policies and procedures.
The Visual Impairments emphasis allows teachers to teach students who are blind or have visual impairments kindergarten to twelfth grade.  This program is a Multi-University Consortium Teacher Preparation Program in Sensory Impairments with the Special Education Departments at Utah State University and the University of Utah.  Once admitted to the major, students will take courses both at USU (fall and spring terms) and at the University of Utah in the summers.  This Consortium is one of only 35 programs in visual impairments in the United States. 

Courses address characteristics of disabilities, inclusion of students in general education, behavioral interventions, assessment, effective instruction, consulting with parents and teachers, assistive technology, Literary Braille, Nemeth Braille, orientation and mobility, and policies and procedures.
With the Special Education and Elementary Education degree, students can combine a special education major with elementary educationIf students combine the degree with elementary education, they must apply for admission to both programs and apply to student teach in both programs.This degree can result in professional teaching licenses in both elementary and special education.
With the Special Education and Secondary Education degree, students can combine a special education major with secondary educationIf students combine the degree with secondary education, they must apply for admission to both programs and apply to student teach in both programs.This degree can result in professional teaching licenses in both secondaryand special education.Students choose a teaching content area for secondary education.