Cleveland State University

Academics: Majors

Special Education

NOTE: For official requirements, determine your catalog rights, and go to the undergraduate catalog that matches those rights. (The following requirements are ONLY for students whose FIRST semester at CSU is Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. For students who started BEFORE the 2011-2012 school year AND who have been enrolled during at least one of the past three semesters, including summer, please see your undergraduate catalog).


Students in the Special Education Major will follow one of two specializations:

  • Special Education Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate
    The specialization in Mild/Moderate Special Education prepares intervention specialists to develop, implement, and evaluate individualized programs for children and adolescents ages 5 through 21 who have special academic and social adjustment needs. These individuals are typically identified as having a specific learning disability, mild/moderate mental retardation, or mild/moderate behavioral disorders.
    Learn more about the specialization in Mild/Moderate Special Education.
  • Special Education Intervention Specialist: Moderate/Intensive
    The specialization in Moderate/Intensive Special Education prepares candidates to work with children and youths ages 5 through 21 who have moderate, severe or profound mental retardation; emotional disorders; or multiple disabilities.
    Learn more about the specialization in Moderate/Intensive Special Education.


For official requirements for a degree in this major, see the Undergraduate Catalog.