SPECIAL EDUCATION, B.S.
USJ'S SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM HELPS INDIVIDUALS DEVELOP THE SKILLS THEY NEED TO MAKE A PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL IMPACT
A B.S. in Special Ed is a popular choice for students who desire a high-impact career. Learning is an intensive, personalized experience that demands both individual and collaborative group effort.
USJ's Special Education major features
- Coursework in disabilities, law, specialized curriculums and instruction, adaptations, assessment, and positive behavioral supports
- Close faculty mentorship in a supportive community
- A coordinating seminar (SPEC 499), which is an important capstone experience
As a graduate of this program, you will possess a skill set that is highly valued and in-demand (the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted job growth in the field through 2020). USJ graduates are able to work with a wide range of ages and disabilities, in both public and private settings. They are knowledgeable and confident practitioners, ready to meet the rewards and challenges of this field.
Reading Time: 2 minutes For the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), its core values remain at the forefront of everything it does. Compassionate service – one of the seven values – is practiced in both programs and courses, as evidenced by the most recent capstone course for students in the undergraduate Special Education program. Led by Jennifer Kowitt, Ph.D.,
Reading Time: 1 minute On Wednesday, June 10, 2019, Gengras Center transition coordinators/vocational teachers Kathleen Walsh and Caroline Wilson were recognized as Advocates of the Year by Harc, an organization that provides special needs support to individuals with intellectual and related disabilities and their families. The Advocate of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of individual
Reading Time: 1 minute On May 10, 2019, Hartford’s AXA XL office – a multinational insurance firm – volunteered at the University of Saint Joseph’s Gengras Center for their annual Global Day of Giving. This year, the volunteers worked outside the Gengras Center to clean up the playground and surrounding areas from the winter. From removing weeds to filling
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Monday, May 6, 2019, the University of Saint Joseph’s department of Education– part of the School of Arts, Sciences, Business, and Education– held its annual Graduate Awards Ceremony. Gathering in the Crystal Room, students and their families enjoyed an evening of celebration, reflecting on their hard work and achievements from this academic year. Daniel
Reading Time: 2 minutes Allison Butler, M’19, recently published her first book, Autism & Me. This book is from the perspective of Milan Bonilla-Cruz, a child on the autism spectrum. Butler met Milan when he was in second grade and she worked as a paraprofessional in 2016. This was her first time working with children with special needs and