Special Education

quoteLet us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.quote1 
-- John F. Kennedy

Mission Statement:

We have a fundamental belief in education as the greatest means of developing abilities and are deeply committed to the success of exceptional children. Therefore, our faculty’s mission is to prepare reflective, principled, confident, and competent master's and doctoral level teachers, researchers, and scholars who are dedicated to the success of students with exceptionalities. Our graduates utilize evidence-based teaching, learning, behavioral and assessment practices, innovative technology, collaborative instructional arrangements to meet the needs of learners who exhibit a range of human diversity including race, ethnicity, culture, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, and ability. Our graduates model inquiry and reflection while demonstrating professional behavior, high integrity and the competence expected of a teacher, researcher, and scholar whether working in public and private school systems, institutions of higher learning, or community agencies.