Special Education, Bachelor of Science in Education
The bachelor's programs in special education prepare you with the skills and license to teach children who have learning or developmental disabilities. With three distinct disciplines to focus – early childhood, mild to moderate and moderate to intensive – you will play important roles in the education and development of children that will make a lasting impact. The undergraduate teacher licensure in special education is a competitive program preparing you to help meet the educational needs of diverse learners with disabilities.
Teach children age 3 to grade 5 who have disabilities or are at risk for developing disabilities. Given the high demand for teachers with this specialization and a large body of research demonstrating that early intervention is key, students can make a lasting impact in the education and lives of children with disabilities.
Prepared with the skills and license to teach K-12 children who have learning or mild intellectual disabilities or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Teachers with this specialization use instructional strategies to develop individual learning plans for students. They also use co-teaching methods to maximize the learning potential for students with disabilities.
Earn a license to teach children with moderate to intensive disabilities in grades K-12, and up to age 21 within schools. Students focusing in this discipline play important roles in the education and development of students with significant disabilities.
A student organization that aims to grow the field of applied behavior analysis for undergrad and graduate students through guest speakers, site tours, conferences, discussions and social events.
Examine inclusive education for students with disabilities in different cultures, with a focus on visual impairments. This program takes place at University of Tsukuba. Open to all majors, but preference given to education and disability studies.
Matches Ohio State Students with children with special healthcare needs, primarily autism, developmental disabilities, and downs syndrome to grow friendships and allow for more social opportunities.
Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships.
Spread awareness about Special Olympics, coach teams and volunteer at official events. The group also engages in activities to encourage inclusion, advocacy and respect for mental and physical disabilities.
Graduates who earn their licenses go on to teach primarily in public schools. Some also have careers in private schools or clinical settings.
Deadline to declare major
30 Ohio State semester hours; Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; B- or higher in: ESSPED 2251, ESCE 2189S, English 1110, Math 1125/1135
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.