- Degrees Available:
- Major: Yes
- Minor: No
- Graduate Degree: Yes
- Campus: Macomb
- Study Opportunities:
- Teacher Certification
Undergraduate Majors, Minors & Programs of Study
- Learning Behavior Specialist 1
There is a critical shortage of teachers and other professionals prepared to serve individuals with disabilities. At WIU, a major in special education prepares a student for a rewarding career with many opportunities. Students who successfully complete the special education major will qualify for certification as a Learning Behavior Specialist I, able to teach exceptional children from kindergarten through age 21.
Special Education majors participate in the assessment and instruction of children with special needs in a variety of classroom settings in the local schools, giving them hands-on professional experience before graduation. Coursework in the major is followed by sixteen weeks of student teaching at the elementary and secondary levels.