The Professional Special Education Teacher Education Program is designed to prepare quality entry-level candidates to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in special education programs grades K-12. Students who successfully complete the Teacher Education Program graduation and licensure requirements will receive a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License. Students can choose elective courses to specialize in areas such as Autism Studies or Secondary Special Education Mathematics. Student can also choose to earn a dual license in Special Education and Elementary Education grades K-6 or Secondary Education grade 7-12. To continue in the Teacher Education Program, students are expected to maintain all program standards in all coursework. They must maintain expected levels of competence in fieldwork and student teaching placements with all course grades at or above a B- and a program GPA of 3.00 or higher. In addition, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators.
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