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Mild/Moderate Disabilities Emphasis

Teacher helping student to read

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.

Special Education Major: Mild/Moderate

  • Mild/Moderate Planning Guide
  • All Special Education majors have an additional diversity course requirement.
  • Diversity Requirement Guide

Combined Programs with SPED Mild/Moderate


Special Education Dual Degrees

  • Early Childhood & Mild/Moderate Disabilities


Elementary Education Composite Degrees


Elementary Education Dual Degrees