Special Education

+6%Projected job growth for special education teachers in Indiana from 2016–2026.

185Number of hours spent in P-12 classrooms BEFORE student teaching!

98%Percent of IU South Bend graduates rated effective or highly effective by their building principal and the State of Indiana. (Data from 2019–2020)

B.S.Ed. in Special Education

Become a Special Education Teacher

Welcome (future) educators! Nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children, the IU South Bend special education teacher preparation program equips future educators with the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to transform and enhance the lives of children with disabilities. The program is designed for individuals seeking mild-intervention licensure in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 (P-12)Earn your bachelor's degree in Special Education and learn how to teach, inspire, and support youth with disabilities in grades P-12! (If you already possess a bachelor's degree, check out graduate programs in Education.)

Teacher candidates at IU South Bend explore innovative educational theories and practices, challenge themselves, and work collaboratively with their classmates and faculty as they grow into effective, inspirational, and multiculturally-competent educators.

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In Demand

The U.S. Department of Education identifies an immediate need for licensed special education teachers in Indiana. Local school corporations in Michiana need your help!

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Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP standards are rigorous and ensure high quality programs. Learn more about why accreditation matters.

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Program Details

Explore information about degree requirements, expectations, and policies. Remember your academic advisor will be here to assist and support you throughout your journey to your degree!

Special Education Program Details

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Do you have questions? Want more information? Not sure where to start? Contact the Education Advising Office at edschool@iusb.edu!

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we look forward to getting to know you!