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​Special Education Department

Due to the building renovation planned for Horace Mann Hall, the Special Education Department has relocated to Building 2, east campus.

Our Mission Is To Offer:

Our mission is to offer comprehensive personal and professional development for educational professionals interested in the teaching, learning, and human development of individuals with special needs. The undergraduate and graduate programs prepare educational professionals to provide instructional and behavioral/social support to individuals with special needs. Each of the programs within the department is designed to prepare educational professionals to appreciate and understand the unique abilities, interests, and talents of individuals with special needs, and develop proficiency in working with them and their families. The faculty of the Department of Special Education believes this understanding is the basis for constructive educational involvement with individuals with special needs: active participation in their lives, and effective social advocacy on their behalf.

In the News!

RIC Teacher Candidate Joins the Equity Institute

Ayana Bass, elementary/special education major and McNair Scholar, recently joined the Equity Institute as an intern. See link below for details. Congratulations Ayana!

RIC Teacher Candidate Discusses Student Teaching Efforts During Pandemic

Elizabeth Wagner, elementary/special education major, is currently finishing her student teaching in East Providence. See link below for details. Good luck Elizabeth!

Page last updated: October 13, 2020