Making a meaningful difference
If you dream of having a profound influence on the lives of students with special learning needs, Susquehanna University will start you on a heartwarming and meaningful career. You will have many opportunities to participate in and engage with inclusive and special education classrooms during your first year at Susquehanna. Experienced professors will guide you as you observe classroom instruction, and eventually progress to write lesson plans and lead small group instruction.
As a special education major you will master incorporating evidence-based teaching methods, strategies and assistive technologies into classroom instruction. You will learn how to promote academic, social and emotional success for a range of learners with exceptionalities. Additionally, you will gain real-world experience assessing student needs, developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and monitoring student progress.
By spring semester of your senior year you will complete your student teaching. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to step into a career as a highly qualified special education teacher. You will possess the knowledge of the most relevant processes, policies, procedures, strategies and learning theories you need to support students with mild to severe disabilities. You will also have the classroom experience to make you a stand-out candidate on your job search.
- of students gain field and student-teaching experience
- of students write Individualized Education Programs
- of students participate in supervised, self-study research