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Special Education, B.A.

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Idaho Falls, ID, United States
The Special Education program at Idaho State University provides candidates with a bachelor’s degree in special education and prepares candidates for professional certification with an endorsement as a special education generalist. 
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Upon graduating from the Special Education program at Idaho State University:

  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of a wide variety of disability categories and their instructional implications, as well as the legal and ethical considerations for educating individuals with disabilities.
  • Candidates will demonstrate understanding of instructional methodologies and curricula that have an extensive experimental research base to support their effectiveness for all individuals, especially those with learning difficulties.
  • Candidates will make instructional decisions based on reliable and valid data that are primarily objective in nature.
  • Candidates will demonstrate instruction and behavior management strategies that are proactive and teach new skills, as opposed to being punitive in nature.
  • Candidates will demonstrate professional and collaboration skills with teachers, parents, administrators, and other professionals.


The College of Education prepares students for various careers in Education, Organizational Performance, and Sport Science. Students who seek to enter education-related professions are known as "candidates."  Candidates pursuing teaching, professional school personnel, or administrative careers in schools will find an assortment of integrated programs organized to meet their professional aspirations. 

All programs in the College are experiential, collaborative, standards-based, assessment-informed, research-guided, and technology-supported. Idaho State University has an institutional commitment to educator preparation. Educator preparation programs are offered through the faculties of the College of Education, the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science and Engineering, and the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instructional Technology
  • Integrated Language Arts Methods
  • Literature for Children across the Curriculum
  • Elementary Math Methods
  • Science Methods for Teachers
  • Pre-Internship Field Experience Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

You may need the following:
  • Transcript(s)
  • English proficiency score
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Application fee is $50

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11470 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11470 USD per semester and a duration of .
  • National

    11470 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11470 USD per semester and a duration of .
  • In-State

    3710 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3710 USD per semester and a duration of .
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Living costs for Idaho Falls

  • 680 - 970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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