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Special Education

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If your goal is to make a real difference in the lives of children with special needs, you should consider an advanced degree in Special Education. Teachers who are licensed in Special Education are in high demand nationwide. And for those who are trained, talented, and energetic enough to work with this very special group of young people, the rewards are innumerable.

Special Education teachers are in high demand in Wisconsin schools. A recent analysis of our graduates found that 100% of the students who completed the Edgewood College Special Education License program received DPI certification and were placed in special education teaching positions within one year of graduation.

Licensing for Teachers

  • Edgewood College's program in Special Education is offered to individuals who already possess a bachelor's degree and wish to be certified with a license to teach youth with special educational needs.
  • Completion of the entire license sequence qualifies you for all of the following Wisconsin DPI license categories:
  •         Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence - Regular Education (Ages 6-13)
                Subject Fields:
                            - Cross Categorical with Cognitive Disabilities
                            - Cross Categorical with Emotional Disturbances
                            - Cross Categorical with Learning Disabilities
  •         Early Adolescence through Adolescence - Special Education (Ages 10-21)
                Subject Fields:
                            - Cross Categorical with Cognitive Disabilities
                            - Cross Categorical with Emotional Disturbances
                            - Cross Categorical with Learning Disabilities

Master's Degree & Advanced License
Obtain your master’s degree in conjunction with an advanced special education license by completing just 6 additional credits.


Edgewood College made my educational needs feel important. Instructors always shared their real-life experiences and research-based academics. The administrators listened attentively and offered solid solutions and staff bent over backwards to match my education to my hectic life. Every step of the way, Edgewood College made the education fit me instead of trying to make me fit the education.
Mike Truskowski, Monona Grove School District
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