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SPECIAL EDUCATION

Special Education: Adaptive, Functional, Early Childhood Unified and Gifted Programs

Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Wichita State's teacher education unit provides a program to develop highly qualified special education teachers to teach in the areas of adaptive, functional, gifted, and early childhood (unified across general and special education). The faculty provide theory and research in special education through classroom activities and lectures, combined with practical knowledge of the classroom gained through field experiences (practica and internships). The Special Education program prepares professional practitioners who can facilitate learning for students with varying needs and abilities so that they will be successful learners and actualize their potential. Programs have field experiences to provide support for beginning special education professionals in order to increase the likelihood of their success.