Admission to Degree Program
Students must apply to the Counseling Psychology and Special Education Department for admission to the special education undergraduate degree. Information can be found online at http://education.byu.edu/cpse/bs/index.html and applicants may apply online at http://mylink.byu.edu/. See additional information below.
Admission to BS Programs
Among other factors, the application review process involves consideration of the following:
- Significant experience working with individuals who have disabilities (see Special Education Exploratory Experience Log and Summary Report in the online application).
- Fingerprint background clearance. See Education Student Services (350 MCKB) for instructions.
- Successful completion of technology skills assessment.
- Meeting Educator Preparation Program (EPP) requirements.
- Successful completion of the following courses:
For the Mild/Moderate Disabilities Emphasis:
- Complete the following courses with a B- or above: CPSE 403, CPSE 425
- Complete the following course with a C or above: MthEd 305
- Complete the following courses with a B- or above: CPSE 403, CPSE 425, PETE 461
- Complete the following courses with a C or above: ASL 101, ASL 102, MthEd 305
Additional Licensing Requirements
It is the student's responsibility to be sure that the approved PRAXIS II test has been passed and that BYU has received the test scores, that the student's fingerprint background clearance is current, and that state licensing fees have been paid. Students will also be responsible for any additional requirements imposed by the state prior to their graduation. To confirm the status of these requirements, contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426. Graduation and Utah licensure cannot be processed until these requirements have been completed.