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Special Education (PreK-12)

Prepare yourself to positively impact the lives and minds of students with disabilities.


Grow to understand how students with disabilities learn, and design and implement developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.

The Special Education Program is an undergraduate degree designed primarily as a concentration in the education of instructing students with exceptionalities. The degree program is required for a PreK-12 teaching certification.

The program emphasizes the knowledge, skills and competencies required for successful teaching in the 21st century PreK-12 special education classroom(s). Courses focus on research-based, developmentally appropriate instructional practices. Field experiences are integrated into course work beginning in the freshman year.

What Sets Us Apart

Gain hands-on experience early

Teacher candidates are prepared outside of the classroom through field experiences, which are integrated with coursework, and begin as early as freshman year. Through a prominent curriculum, and progression through field experiences and the program, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for a successful teaching career.

Pursue your passion

Waynesburg students are given the unique and special opportunity to serve and lead throughout the course of this education program. Beyond coursework, you'll have the chance to do so through a variety of field experiences, activities, campus events, and more. 

Academic Catalog

Need to find a course description or review your degree requirements? View the current online catalog at the link below.



The Department of Education at Waynesburg University offers teacher preparation  programs for elementary, elementary/middle, and secondary education which are approved by Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).