Special Education

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Help others achieve their goals

You are passionate about helping those with exceptionalities to learn and achieve their goals. Our special education program​ will help you gain a foundational understanding of working with children and young adults. Our undergraduate and graduate-level programs offer many opportunities for hands-on experiences as well as research-based opportunities to grow and learn in your field. You'll put what you learn to the test. Refine it. Make it better. And test it again. If this sounds like something that interests you, then special education may be your calling.

Broaden your employment opportunities by pairing a special education major with PK-3 or 3-6 majors.

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Highlights about the program

  • Become dually certified in both special education and regular education with an elementary or secondary focus.
  • Participate in CMU's disABILITY Awareness events, which offer resources and support to individuals with disabilities.
  • Make a difference by volunteering for Connections that Count, a program that allows CMU students to volunteer with individuals who have disabilities of all ages throughout the community. These opportunities include social interactions, recreational activities, academics, life skills, and much more!
  • ​Remain connected to the latest technology, not only in the college classroom, but to accommodations and modifications to eliminate or reduce barriers for all learners.