Special Education – K-12

Department: Education
Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online
Type: Minor
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Overview

The University of Wisconsin-Superior was founded as a teacher education college in 1893. That strong heritage of innovation and quality has guided our education programs for more than a century. Today, UW-Superior is still regarded as a frontrunner in PK-12 education programs. Our graduates are leaders in their field, making a lasting difference in students’ lives. The need for dedicated and highly skilled educators has never been greater; and with a degree from UW-Superior, opportunities abound.

Through a Special Education minor, you will learn best-practice educational techniques for students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities. You’ll learn how to adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing and math to help students with disabilities reach their highest educational potential. You will also learn instructional methods for teaching basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with disabilities.

Licensure

A Special Education minor, when paired with an Elementary Education major, an Instruction minor and student teaching residency, leads to licensure in the State of Wisconsin in cross-categorical special education, allowing individuals to teach students with a variety of disabilities. 

This minor is available online and on campus.

Unique Opportunities

  • Qualified special education teachers are in high demand. The vast majority of our graduates find teaching jobs upon graduation, and many have multiple opportunities to choose from.
  • In addition to opportunities in grades K-12 throughout your coursework, you will complete a full semester of student teaching at the end of your degree and licensure program. Our Field Experience Coordinator will help you find placements that fit your individual goals in locations that work for you.
  • Our programs are designed to align with Wisconsin state licensure requirements. However, many students apply for licenses in other states, such as Minnesota and Michigan. We encourage you to check with your state’s Department of Education to determine if there are additional requirements.
  • Unlike many universities, our education programs do not have an enrollment cap, meaning there is no enrollment limit for students who meet admissions guidelines.

Licensure for Degree Holders

If you currently hold a degree and are interested in teaching, UW-Superior offers licensure programs that apply your prior coursework.

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