Empower children and their families to flourish
Pfeiffer University’s B.A. in Special Education prepares teachers who are ready to guide students with disabilities in finding their full academic and social potential.
If you love being a meaningful part of the lives of individuals facing challenges, special education may be just the path for you. Special education teachers don’t just educate children—they play a significant role in whole families. Pfeiffer University’s special education graduates are prepared to teach students, support families, and make a meaningful impact on society at large.
The bachelor of arts in special education first lays a foundation in liberal arts competencies. From there, you’ll take 61 semester hours specific to education and special education to prepare to meet the educational and social needs of students with mild to moderate exceptionalities in grades K-12. Before graduation, you’ll get practical experience through student teaching in an area classroom.
Special education students complete both practicum and student teaching requirements prior to graduation.
Graduates of the special education program seek employment as:
- Classroom teachers
- Program developers
- Community workers
- Service providers
- Case managers
Many Pfeiffer undergraduates go on to graduate school in pursuit of specialized training upon finding their niche.