All children can learn. With our exceptional bachelor’s degrees emphasizing special education, you will learn about the characteristics of mild-to-severe disabilities, the application of assessments, and the development of diverse learners. You will gain first-hand experience with assistive technologies that you'll use in your future classroom.
See Yourself Succeed With a Degree in Special Education
Reinforce your confidence and skills to become an effective special education teacher through field-based experiences in real-world classroom settings.
Work with excellent, supportive faculty to cultivate the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work with students of all abilities.
Advice as You Need it
Visit our Mentor Center in the Frank Young Education North building for support and information to help reach your career goals.
Gain experience at the Assistive Technology Lab, designed to assist and empower individuals with disabilities and educate future teachers.
Focus Your Passion
Choose our all-level special education teaching certification track.
All-Level Special Education
This track prepares you to work with students with disabilities in early childhood through grade 12 (EC-12). Completing this program and passing all TExES exams certifies you to teach special education in Texas. You will also choose a content area as part of the overall degree plan, allowing you to take a supplemental certification exam for that area. Meet with your advisor once you select a content area to receive your degree plan.
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A degree in special education from A&M-Commerce develops in-demand skills and knowledge. As a graduate, you will be well-prepared for a successful teaching career. Our special education program boasts a nearly 100% employment rate throughout Texas!
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020
Job placement and satisfaction are high in our education program. In fact, regional school districts often seek out our graduates. Check out a few of the school districts where our students have taught. Discover where you belong!
You will explores characteristics of low incidence disabilities. Best practice and policies related to low incidence disabilities will be examined. Addressing instructional needs, placement and accommodations will be a focus.
You will learn about research-based strategies and techniques for teaching elementary and secondary content to students with disabilities, or those who are at-risk academically, in a variety of general and special education settings.
You will survey student populations identified with exceptionalities. Attention will be given to the causes and effects of these differences upon the individual’s development.
You will develop skills for assessing students with special needs. Students will also be presented with a variety of assessment and evaluation procedures.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.