Our high-ranking Special Education programs attract students from across the nation who learn how to improve the lives of those with disabilities while earning their accredited teaching credentials in special education. You can choose from eight degree-granting programs and four licensure- and endorsement-only programs that specialize in teaching students with mild to moderate, moderate to intensive, early childhood or applied behavior analysis.
AERA offers a rich array of programs and services for students through its divisions, special interest groups (i.e. Disability Studies in Education), and the Graduate Student Council for professional development, mentoring and networking.
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
Provides an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational and Industrial sectors to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research and the evolution of special needs in education.
There are several Ohio State student organizations focused on serving those with special needs, such as
- Students Supporting People with Down Syndrome - Ohio State student association
- Four Paws 4 Ability – Ohio State student organization
There are several opportunities and organizations in special education that align with your research interests and expand on what you learn at Ohio State, including: Association for Behavior Analysis, Association for Positive Behavior Support, Association for Science in Autism Treatment, Division for Emotional Behavioral Health, Council for Learning Disabilities, National Institute for Direct Instruction, Standard Celeration Society, and TASH
Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at go.osu.edu/onground.