Special Education

Peggy Whitby and child in clinicThe Special Education Program prepares teachers for teaching students in grades K-12 with a variety of disabilities, such as learning disabilities, mental retardation, attention deficit disorder, autism, and physical disabilities.

Also available is coursework for the Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis. Students in the Graduate Certificate programs have supervised clinic opportunities available. 

The Special Education Program, part of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, prepares teachers to teach in resource rooms, special education classrooms, and inclusive class settings. It also prepares teachers for teaching students identified as gifted and talented.


Project Connect resource guideThe Special Education Program also operates Project Connect, a grant-funded program that includes several initiatives to assist families throughout Arkansas, in cooperation with the Arkansas Autism Resource & Outreach Center.

Project Connect Autism Resource Guide is a 112-page PDF. Its large size may keep it from opening in some browsers and some devices.