Special Education

As a dual elementary and special education major, you will be prepared to teach in both special education and regular classrooms. You will receive rigorous training in education while gaining comprehensive experience in a series of courses, field experiences and student teaching.

At Huntington, you will gain specifically designed skills for special education majors that will give you hands-on, practical experiences every semester. You will complete a three-week, full-day practicum in a multicultural school in Fort Wayne as well as observation and participation hours in the actual classroom before you ever begin student teaching. Our elementary education program also includes an eight-week field experience during the junior year. At Huntington, you will gain wide exposure to different grade levels and styles of teaching and learning.


As a dual elementary and special education candidate, you will be able to obtain a license for Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention in grades P-12, as well as the regular K-6 Elementary license. In keeping with our mission to “impact the world for Christ,” you will learn how to show God’s love through tested teaching techniques, thereby encouraging all children, their parents and their teachers to see the ways that these children can have value and success in this world.