Special Education

Special Education

World-Improving Research and Creativity

Special Education trains undergraduate and graduate-level teachers in working with students with a variety of disabilities. 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.

Special Education Degree

Bachelor of Science in Integrated Elementary Teaching

This innovative program prepares you to be an elementary teacher in Nevada for grades K-8. In addition, you earn a special education additional license or endorsement that enables you to be effective and prepared for today's diverse classrooms..

Master of Special Education

The Master of Education in Special Education focuses on the preparation of teachers to work with students with disabilities in PK-12 schools.

Ph.D. in Education

Study in this area of emphasis on issues of disability as they apply to education and human service agencies. Students may focus broadly across disability areas and age ranges, or they may focus more narrowly.

Alternate Route to Licensure Program

We are offering a newly state of Nevada approved ARL Program for special education teachers who need licensure in Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Generalist and Early Childhood Special Education.

ARL

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

VCS 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

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. 

Program Faculty

Special Education
Tammy Abernathy
Tammy Abernathy, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education
(775) 682-7862
WRB 3076
1418
Special Education
Ann Bingham
Ann Bingham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Special Education
(775) 682-7863
WRB 3086
1418
Special Education
MaryAnn Demchak
MaryAnn Demchak, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Associate Dean of Reseach and Graduate Programs, Professor of Special Education
(775) 682-7852
WRB 3109
1418
Special Education
Lindsay Diamond
Lindsay Diamond, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education
(775) 682-7927
WRB 3085
1418
Special Education
Lindsay Dorio
Lindsay Dorio, M.A.
Administrative Assistant III, Literacy, Language and Culture
(775) 682-7857
WRB 3067
1418
Special Education
Robert Ives
Robert Ives, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Special Education
(775) 682-7867
WRB 3080
1418
Special Education
Stephen Rock
Stephen Rock, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education, NCED Director
(775) 784-6385
WRB 4102
1418
Special Education
Shanon Taylor
Shanon Taylor, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Special Education
(775) 682-7864
WRB 3081
1418

GO WHERE KNOWLEDGE LEADS.

THE WORLD HAS GRAND CHALLENGES TO SOLVE, AND IT NEEDS GREAT MINDS LIKE YOURS TO SOLVE THEM. GO FOR IT.