The Special Education program requires extensive field experiences in order to adequately prepare students for their careers as special education teachers. Beginning in the spring of their sophomore year, teaching candidates will complete a variety of classroom practice, from small groups to individual tutoring with students ranging from mild to severe learning disorders. In the final year of the degree program, Special Education majors will be placed full time in a school in Waco. Candidates are assigned to a special education mentor teacher and co-teach together with increasing responsibility in lesson planning and classroom teaching. In the final five weeks of both semesters, candidates will plan and teach independently while their performance is evaluated.
The Educational Psychology department offers a unique study abroad opportunity in Costa Rica every summer. Students take classes for course credit while working with students in several different schools.
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Students in this program begin as a pre-major. Learn more about pre-majors.