Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

BSEd in Special Education

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The BSEd in Special Education prepares full-time undergraduate teacher-education candidates seeking a bachelor's degree in education and licensure as an LBSI (K–12) teacher. A secondary outcome is for these candidates to be certified as elementary teachers.

The program trains candidates to work with students with special needs, ages 3–21, across the curriculum and in inclusive classroom settings.

Program benefits

  • Gain extensive classroom experience in diverse settings through Loyola partnerships with schools and communities.
  • Continually collaborate with faculty and students at all levels within your chosen specialty through professional learning communities.
  • Earn your degree from a fully accredited college that prepares students for licensing and advanced board licensure.
  • Graduate with eligibility for an ESL endorsement.

Program outcomes

  • Support students with a variety of academic, social, and behavioral needs. 
  • Provide great teaching for all students. 
  • Support students who are risk at risk of failure. 
  • Readily fine employment in a field that is in high demand. 

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The Teaching and Learning Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.

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