Develop the expertise to help students with disabilities achieve their potential. We offer several options for students interested in working with children from birth through adulthood, as well as their families. Our world-renowned faculty provides leading edge knowledge in evidence-based practices, which you’ll apply throughout extensive fieldwork in public schools, early childhood programs and other settings where special education students are served.

Explore our special education teaching pathways:

Special Education Preparation Program

A cohort-based program designed for candidates who want to work with children with disabilities.

Seattle Teacher Residency

Prepare to teach children with special needs in a Seattle Public School classroom; for those who do not currently have teacher certification.

Featured Stories

The UW's Sylvia Bagley discusses her new paper exploring the skills, roles and perceptions of special education teacher leaders and how to better support their work.
Professor Katherine Lewis' article offering math teachers strategies to engage all students while maintaining rigor has been recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.