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Special Education Track - BA in Education and Human Development


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Program Overview

The need for highly qualified, culturally and linguistically responsive special education teachers is on the rise in Colorado and the nation. The Special Education track of CU Denver’s bachelor’s degree in Education and Human Development prepares students to address the exceptional learning needs of individuals ages five to 21.
The Special Education track combines cutting-edge research with real classroom experiences. You’ll learn from faculty who are locally, nationally and internationally recognized for their research and innovation. They will provide you with critical knowledge and interventions to teach learners with exceptional learning needs. You’ll be able to apply your new knowledge through frequent, powerful hands-on classroom experiences, and you’ll discover the advantage of our rich 20-year history of school and community partnerships.

The program is designed to enhance your ability to effectively support diverse, urban students with disabilities in K-12 public schools and alternative settings. Faculty members will foster your growth as a teacher and educational leader who promotes inclusion and equity for all. This program strives to help you:

  • Gain a holistic understanding of special education
  • Collaborate with schools and communities
  • Engage in culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and leadership


Academic Advising

Special Education students are invited to meet with an Academic Advisor in the School of Education & Human Development to learn more about their own individualized plan of study.


Program Requirements

For complete program requirements, please see the current academic catalog for Special Education here: Special Education.


Program Delivery

This is an on-campus program with a variety of delivery options for many of our courses including hybrid, evening, weekend and online courses.

Email education@ucdenver.edu for more information. We encourage students to take advantage of the scholarships and grants that are available in this major.

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