Mild to Moderate Disabilities (K-12 teaching)

PROGRAM LENGTH: Two years (typically 4 regular semesters of full-time attendance) beginning in August only

WHEN TO APPLY: By second Friday in February (see Step 3); late applications typically accepted in May

ADMISSIONS: Selective; students must provide documentation (see Step 3)

CLASS SCHEDULE: Classes meet weekly in-person Monday-Thursday (daytime). This includes practicum in local classrooms during regular school hours for all 4 semesters, including student teaching in early learning center in spring of junior year, and student teaching in K-3 setting in spring of senior year

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts in Education, Special Education
CERTIFICATION: After passing the AEPA Professional Knowledge exam for Special Education, program graduates will earn certification to teach kindergarten through grade 12 with mild-to-moderate disabilities in the state of Arizona. Visit the Certification Map website to learn more about reciprocity in another U.S. state 

CAREERS: Teaching students in K-12 with mild to moderate disabilities

LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST: See UA tuition calculator at:  (based on four semesters of major coursework full-time attendance -- subject to change)

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Arizona Teaching Fellows (see, Teach Grant (, and others (see
CONTACT: Visit to identify your advisor by major and schedule an in-person or phone appointment