School of Education

Special Education

Our faculty is committed to a liberal arts education that aligns with Anderson University's mission of preparing students for lives of faith and service. In the School of Education, teacher preparation also aims to promote character, commitment, and competence. 

Our graduates will be prepared to be effective or highly effective within teacher evaluation model. Beyond this, our graduates will display personal character that is above reproach and a commitment to serving students through a passion for improving their lives.

Alongside the elementary or secondary education program, teacher candidates at Anderson University can pursue a K-12 Indiana license in Exceptional Needs: Mild Interventions. The mild interventions program is guided by Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Preparation Standards, the CEC Individualized General Curriculum Specialty Skill Set, and InTASC Standards.

The program consists of fifteen hours of exceptional needs coursework, practicums that increase in duration and intensity, and student teaching in a special education setting.