UNDERGRADUATE students may prepare to be special education teachers in elementary or secondary schools. A bachelors degree major in Human Exceptionality is also offered for individuals who wish to prepare for graduate degree study.
All of the students in the undergraduate programs receive intensive preparation and fieldwork experiences prior to graduation, including work in the award-winning Respite Care Center that is part of the departments services. The Student Council for Exceptional Children professional organization is also very active at Idaho State University and is considered an integral part of each students education.
GRADUATE students may pursue advanced degrees in counselor education, special education, and school psychology.
Educational Specialist degree preparation is offered in the Counseling major and is designed for advanced practitioners in school and community settings. Doctor of Education degree preparation in Counselor Education and Counseling is designed to prepare university faculty members in Counselor Education.
Education Specialist degree preparation in the School Psychology major focuses on intervention, consultation, and in-service strategies.
The School Psychology program is accredited by NASP. All students receive extensive field experiences in school settings.
Educational Specialist degree preparation in Special Education is designed to prepare directors and consulting teachers for special education programs. The special education graduate programs are fully accredited and contain intensive skill preparation.