Mild/Moderate Disabilities Emphasis
The mild/moderate degree prepares teachers to work with students (kindergarten through twelfth grade) with high incidence disabilities such as learning disabilities (struggling in reading or math), mild/moderate behavior and emotional disorders, mild/moderate intellectual disabilities and communication disorders. Teachers usually work in a resource room setting. Mild/moderate teachers typically teach academic skills.
Courses address characteristics of disabilities, inclusion of students in general education, behavioral interventions, assessment, effective instruction, consulting with parents and teachers, assistive technology, curriculum content, and policies and procedures.
Students are admitted to Utah State University as a pre-special education major and must meet certain course and test requirements to be admitted to the special education major. Applications to the major are due each fall by October 10.
- Information about the Special Education Major
- Special Education Admissions Checklist
- Video describing different emphasis areas in special education
Special Education Major: Severe Disabilities
- Mild/Moderate Disabilities Planning Guide
- Combined Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Birth to Age 5 Disabilities Planning Guide
- Combined Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Severe Disabilities Planning Guide
All Special Education majors have an additional diversity course requirement.
Combined degrees with Elementary Education and Secondary Education are also available. For more information, contact the advising office.