Special Education

Personalized Education for Individual Care

At the heart of Quincy University’s Special Education degree are individual needs. Through our special education major, you will learn how to help all learners succeed.  Satisfying careers in a high demand field await.

“If the child cannot learn in the way we teach…we must teach in a way the child can learn,” –Ivar Lovaas

Your Courses

QU’s Special Education curriculum is a dual licesure program where candidates earn both special education (P-12) and Elementary Education (1-6) teaching credentials. It is designed to help students gain special understanding of learner characteristics, diagnosis, evaluation, program planning, and instruction for students with disabilities. From Instructional Methods to Practicum, students will be able to learn methods of teaching and then put them to use in the classrooms.


Building Foundations

My educational and work experiences at Quincy University combined to create a very strong foundation for me to build my career. Between my undergraduate degree in communication, master's degree in school counseling, and time working as a Graduate Assistant in Student Affairs I gained so many skills that I utilize daily in my current position and life.
Denise Damron '11, Executive Director at the United Way of the Mark Twain Area

Your Career Options

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Para-Educator

Active Learning Opportunities

  • Clinical experiences in local schools starting your first year
  • Strive for membership in Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society for Education Majors
Fun Fact: Attending Quincy can be very affordable for you--98% of our students receive financial assistance that ranges from $10,000 to $25,000 per year.

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