Bachelor of Science
Special Education  

Special Education at Greenville University

Prepare to make a difference by teaching students with disabilities in kindergarten through grade 12. Learn diagnostic and teaching methods for curriculum and classroom management, skills for communicating with colleagues and parents, and how to teach in diverse classrooms.

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Behavior specialist
Earn your bachelor of science and your LBS-1 (Learning Behavior Specialist-1) Licensure at the same time.
Job opportunities
When the 2020-2021 school year started, Illinois had a total of 741 openings in special education. Of these, 595 of them are Special Education LBSI (Learning Behavior).
99% pass rate on edTPA
GU education students have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA, a high-stakes test required in the State of Illinois for licensure.

Why GU


Fully accredited. Our School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).


Character education. Earn nationally recognized certification in character education from Character Plus and learn to educate the whole child.


Faith-based. Learn to incorporate your faith into both your studies and your career. 

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Special Education, BS Course Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

A Special Education major requires the completion of 85 hours, and leads to a bachelor of science degree.


*For the authoritative source on academic requirements and courses, please consult the academic catalog.