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Special Education/Cross-Categorical Disabilities

Combine your passion for teaching with a calling to compassionate care by sparking a love of education in the lives of students with disabilities.

Our program will equip you to educate students in grades K-12 with a variety of disabilities, including emotional and behavioral disabilities, intellectual disabilities, attention and hyperactivity disorders, autism, and specific learning disabilities. This degree is earned in conjunction with an Elementary Education, Middle School Education, or Secondary Education major.

You will participate in robust and diverse field experiences beginning as early as your freshman year with opportunities to invest in students and others in our community with disabilities in a variety of classrooms. Full-time student teaching will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to make an impact in student’s lives. You will be prepared to obtain certification in Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical Disabilities, Grades K-12, upon program completion.

Our fully accredited education programs encourage you to integrate your Christian worldview with your vocational calling as you foster a love of learning in the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s leaders.

Career Opportunities

  • K-12 Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher of Students with Behavior Disorders
  • Teacher of Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Graduate School for Special Education
  • Process Coordinator at the School District Level
  • Lead Special Education Teacher


Regular Faculty

Eddie Noack, Ed.S.

Assistant Professor - Special Education Program Coordinator

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