Special Education

Special Education trains undergraduate and graduate-level teachers in working with students with a variety of disabilities. Our program offers an undergraduate special education licensure program, an M.Ed. in Special Education, and a Ph.D. in Education strand.

Prepare to be a special educator or disability specialist or to earn endorsements in new areas of specialization. Program concentrations are available in mild to moderate disabilities, autism, early childhood/early intervention, behavioral disorders, studies in behavior analytic interventions, and severe disabilities.

Alternate Route to Licensure Program (ARL)

We are offering a newly approved ARL Program for special education teachers who need licensure in Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Generalist and Early Childhood Special Education. Learn about our fully online, hybrid, and face to face options offered through our ARL program and see how our high-quality program can help you change the world. 

The Association for Behavior Analysis International Verified Course Sequence (VCS)

ABAI logoThe Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (Option 1) examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. Contact Dr. MaryAnn Demchak for more information at mad@unr.edu

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Phone (775) 784-4298 (Undergraduate Advisement)
(775) 784-4345 (Main)
Fax (775) 784-6298
Email coe@unr.edu
Location William J. Raggio
Address University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557