Special Education majors prepare to understand the unique learning, psychological, and when appropriate, physical characteristics of children with disabilities. They study teaching methods and materials and explore various technologies to meet the educational needs of these students. Legal requirements and ethical considerations are explored regarding the student with disabilities. Practicum experiences with children who are at various levels of academic functioning are completed before student teaching. Special Education majors complete twelve semester hours in each of these areas: science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts. This program leads to state certification for teaching children with mild/moderate disabilities from preschool through high school.