Special Education Degree at University of Iowa (Iowa)

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Special Education Degree

The special education program at University of Iowa prepares students for careers in public schools, private schools, correctional facilities, private learning centers, and mental health facilities. The program focuses on teaching and other educational services to children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Program courses include: diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies. Get more details below including other Iowa colleges that offer special education degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Special Education Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Iowa has offered the following programs for students:

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Master's Degree7
Doctorate Degree3

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male3
Female7

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
White8
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Special Education program at Iowa, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Description

Teach preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Description

Teach elementary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Description

Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

Description

Teach secondary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Special Education Programs in Iowa

Special Education programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Special Education (M)

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Special Education (M)
  • Education, Teaching of the Gifted and Talented (M)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation (M)
  • Education, Teaching Individuals with Vision Impairments (M)

Drake University

Des Moines, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Special Education (M)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances (M)
  • Education, Teaching Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities (M)

Iowa State University

Ames, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Special Education (M)

Graceland University - Lamoni

Lamoni, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Special Education (M)

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 44 students completed this program

Programs

  • Special Education (B,M)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances (B,M)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation (B,M)

Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Special Education (B)
  • Special Education and Teaching (B)

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