Special Education

Special Education Class


The program in Special Education prepares educators with the knowledge and skills to improve the academic, social, and life outcomes for children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their families.


Individuals interested in Special Education for persons with dsabilities birth to age 21 can obtain teaching endorsements in Special Education for grades K-6 or 7-12 in our undergraduate program. At the graduate level, those with a current teaching certificate can pursue add-on endorsements in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (P-12), Visual Impairments (P-12), or Early Childhood Special Education or Early Intervention Specialist (birth to K). The latter graduate-level distance-education offerings have been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report's College Rankings in the "Best Online Programs" category.


Individuals seeking an initial teaching certificate OR add-on endorsement from the Nebraska Department of Education have the following options:

–Special Education (K-6)(7-12) - See undergraduate degree options.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Visual Impairments
Early Childhood Special Education
Inclusive Early Childhood Education


Special Education programs are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, and approved by the Nebraska Department of Education.