Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education (BA in Education) - Nevada State College

Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education (BA in Education)


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NSC's BA in Special Education is designed to help you become a highly-qualified, culturally responsive teacher. Pursuing this degree will help you understand a wide range of topics, including:

  • Learner development
  • Learner differences
  • Instructional strategies for special education classrooms
  • Assessment strategies
  • Special education law
  • Characteristics and service models for students with high and low incidence disabilities
  • Technology and assistive strategies

Comprised of research-based teaching methods and immediate placement of teacher candidates in the elementary classroom, our state-of-the-art program stands apart from the rest, jumpstarting your career right after graduation. Dedicated professors are standing by to teach you the latest innovative teaching techniques, including guided reading, thinking maps, and the list goes on. A recognized leader in teacher preparation, you will be in a supportive environment to demonstrate these techniques, setting you up to BE THE DIFFERENCE in young people’s lives.

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Top of the salary schedule for experienced teachers in the Clark County School District (Not including benefits!)
Number 185
Number of contract days for teachers
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2018 Median pay for special education teachers (BLS 2018)


Our graduates in special education often take positions in the Clark County School District or with private schools.
Take a look at some of the special education positions that are open now through LinkedIn.





Some of the engaging classes you'll take in this degree include:

  • EDRL 477 Policies, Critical Issues and Best Practices for ELLs - Practicum
  • EDSP 414 Career Education for Students with Disabilities
  • EDSP 431 Legal Aspects of Special Education
  • EDSP 441 Characteristics and Inclusive Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • EDSP 443 Special Education Curriculum: General Methods
  • EDSP 452 Assessment for Special Education Teachers
  • EDSP 453 Behavior Management Techniques for Students with Disabilities
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