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OUR PROGRAMS

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UNDERGRADUATE

USU's department of SPER consistently ranks in the top 20 education programs according to the U.S. News and World Report.
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MASTERS

Our master’s degrees in Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling are an advanced level of preparation for human services professionals.
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DOCTORAL

Our seven doctoral programs focus on producing the next generation of university professors.
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ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PREP

Three ATP programs offer courses required for licensure to work with students with disabilities in districts throughout the state.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT


Dr. Thomas S. Higbee

Unlocking the full potential of Utah’s children with autism through early intensive behavioral intervention

Autism Spectrum Disorder, known as ASD or autism, is a general term used to describe a group of complex disorders of brain development and connectivity. ASD affects communication, social and emotional functioning, and often produces repetitive or restricted patterns of behavior or interest...Learn more

Troy Shumway

Documentary follows USU grad with autism on Kilimanjaro climb

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a feat unto itself. Many climbers have risen to the challenge of scaling that 19,000-foot dormant volcano in Tanzania.

One of those who recently attempted the climb was Troy Shumway, a graduate of Utah State University's Aggies Elevated program...Learn more

Aggies Elevated Students

'Guided and inspired:' Aggies Elevated graduates first class of students

After two years of goal setting, late night study sessions and intrapersonal exploration, Utah State University welcomed the first six graduates of the Aggies Elevated program with a recognition dinner and student panel...Learn more