Special Education

Special education is a unique field designed to prepare teachers to work with students with exceptional educational needs related to learning, physical, emotional, or developmental challenges. In the Educators College, our special education pre-service teachers are mentored and taught across all grade levels (K-12). We focus on a holistic approach to education centering on each Marian University student’s unique learning profile while integrating instruction with critical 21st century skills.

A key component unique to Marian University students’ field experiences is that they begin in their first year and are placed in a variety of settings over four years, such as suburban, township, urban, private, public, charter, and faith-based schools. Marian University students also work with a wide variety of K-12 students from diverse backgrounds, including ethnicity, socioeconomic status, language, race, gender, ability, exceptionality, and religion.

Special Education

Why Marian University’s Elementary Education Program?

Tradition of Excellence

  • Nationally recognized and accredited by the National Councifor Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Nationally recognized International Honor Society Kappa Delta Pi
  • Top faculty with local, state, national, and international experience, expertise, and recognition
  • Exceptional career and graduate school placement
  • Reciprocity of license with other states
  • International education opportunities
  • Nationally recognized by Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)


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