Special Education Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Special Education Degree

The special education program at West Virginia University 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 West Virginia 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. West Virginia University offers a master's degree program in special education.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male5
Female83

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
Hispanic1
White83
Multiple Races1
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

Students who have completed the Special Education program at WVU, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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 West Virginia

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,...)

Glenville State College

Glenville, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Special Education (B)

Marshall University

Huntington, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Special Education (B,M)

Concord University

Athens, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Special Education (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007