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School of Education
Special Education and
Communication Disorders
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Degrees Available at SIUE

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Teacher Licensure: Kindergarten – Grade 12
    in the State of Illinois

Special Education at SIUE

Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders combines classroom instruction and research and provides opportunities for practical experiences in a variety of settings.

The special education program offers Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation-approved programs at the undergraduate level for teaching licensure as a learning behavior specialist (LBS I).

The special education program at SIUE is a nationally recognized program delivered through a a collaborative partnership agreement between SIUE and public school districts. Classroom teachers and university professors work together to provide special education majors a unique opportunity to regularly interact with children from kindergarten to grade 12. The special education program, in conjunction with the early childhood program in Curriculum and Instruction, also provides courses required for early childhood special education approval.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the special education program have the opportunity to work in a multitude of settings, such as public or private schools, alternative schools, and day treatment or residential settings. The LBS I licensure will allow graduates to teach students with a variety of disabilities from kindergarten through grade 12.

Sample Curriculum >>

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Faculty
Anthony M. Denkyirah, Ph.D.,
2003, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Linda L. Forbringer, Ph.D.,
2003, St. Louis University

Wendy W. Fuchs, Ph.D.,
2008, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Susanne James, Ph.D.,
2011, University of Kansas

Stacie M. Kirk, Ph.D.,
2006, University of Kansas

Craig A. Miner, Ph.D.,
1994, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Vicki G Scott, Ed.D.,
1995, University of Kansas

Mary K Weishaar, Ph.D.,
1984, St. Louis University

Phil M. Weishaar, Ph.D.,
1984, St. Louis University

Field Supervisors
Diane Hudzik
Erlean Hopkins
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