Department of Special Education

Our department prepares educators and other professionals to work with people with exceptionalities and their families. The majority of our programs prepare special education teachers to work with children with disabilities and their families from birth through young adulthood. There are also programs for those interested in working with gifted and talented students.

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Department Chair: Laura Hall, PhD
Department Coordinator: Luz Torres

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Apply to our SPED-focused Ed.D. Program

We are currently accepting applicants for a cohort of doctoral candidates in the Ed.D. program that will focus on Special Education!

Contact Laura Hall for more information.

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These SPED programs and initiatives need your support:

  • Education Specialist Scholarship Fund
  • Keeping on the Cutting Edge Fund
  • SDSU Center for Autism and Development Disorders
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