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

Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds ’04 recently co-edited the book “Essentials of Intensive Intervention” as part of her broader work to improve the quality of special education service delivery.
Norris Haring, a distinguished researcher and advocate for children and adults with disabilities, served on the UW's faculty for nearly 40 years.