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.

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Ten schools across Washington state will share inclusionary best practices with fellow educators across the state through a project supported by the UW's Haring Center for Inclusive Education.
The UW Haring Center for Inclusive Education's professional development for educators and administrators will be bolstered to meet regional demands for high-quality training.