Special Education

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Welcome to the Department of Special Education!

Help children reach their full potential through a career in service to others. Advance your career and education through a nationally recognized program for preparation of special education professionals.

The Department of Special Education programs and faculty are nationally recognized and its graduates are some of the best-trained professionals in the country.

Why Gonzaga Special Education?

  • Choice - three different tracks
  • Nationally recognized faculty and program
  • Shortage of special education teachers
  • Marketability - nearly all graduates who complete teacher certification with an endorsement to teach special education and seek a teaching position are hired the next fall
  • Faculty - highly competent practitioners and scholars
  • Student Evaluations - program, courses, professors, advisors and supervisors receive top ratings
  • Nationally accredited (NCATE)
Undergraduate Students

At the undergraduate level, the Department of Special Education offers:

  • an academic major or minor in Special Education
  • an endorsement to teach Special Education (P-12)
  • an endorsement to teach Early Childhood Special Education (P-3)
  • an initial teacher certification with an endorsement in special education (P-12)
Graduate Students

At the graduate level, the Department offers a Master (M.Ed.) in Special Education. The graduate student selects one of three tracks:

  1. Functional Analysis
  2. Early Childhood Special Education
  3. General Special Education Endorsement (K-12)