Bachelor's Degrees

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies

Special Education B.S.E. (Mild to Moderate Disabilities)

Have you always dreamed of working with K-12 students with mild to moderate disabilities, including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism, and emotional and behavioral disorders? The Mild to Moderate Disabilities B.S.E. program is a 60-credit program that leads to a B.S.E. in Special Education. The program consists of a three-semester sequence of coursework and culminates with a semester of a supervised internship in an approved special education setting with a certified special education teacher. The program follows a cohort model, allowing you to complete the program with the same group of students for three semesters. This program is offered in-person and online.

Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) options are available for MMD major students to pursue a Special Education M.A with a second certification area. Contact your academic advisor for details.

Format: In Person, Online
Location: Anywhere, Tucson (Main Campus)

Learn best practices and curriculum content for the instruction of students with special learning and behavioral needs
Gain hands-on experience observing and interacting with students with disabilities in school settings
Graduate qualified to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in K-12 settings




Sample Courses

Take courses from top scholars in a variety of subjects, including:

  • EDP 301: Child Development
  • SERP 409: Foundations of High Incidence
  • SERP 403: Special Services in Schools
  • SERP 434: Language Development for the Exceptional Learner

Student Teaching

You will have three semesters of fieldwork leading to your last semester of an intensive 15 week student teaching internship. Students are encouraged to participate in the selection of their internship site and their cooperating teacher. Student teachers receive biweekly visits/observations from a university supervisor, as well as regularly scheduled seminars to discuss their experiences.


Graduates of the program are special education teachers in resource, self-contained, inclusion, and behavioral specialist classrooms. Other graduates have gone on to higher degrees in mild to moderate disabilities, severe and multiple disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, visual impairment, and secondary education.

Degree Requirements

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