Special Education

Special Education teachers go to work every day knowing they are enhancing the lives of their students. At Xavier, you will study in a program that emphasizes the value of diversity in all individuals while fulfilling the requirements for licensure as an intervention specialist.

Get Started

Begin learning and teaching in school environments spring semester of your first year.


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Diverse Teaching Opportunities

Gain invaluable experience through classroom observation and teaching in local schools. Work in many settings including urban, rural, public, and private schools, all beginning your freshman year.

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Specialty Degree Programs

Xavier's program allows you to choose a focus. Whether it is a specialization in early childhood development or grades K-12, you'll be impacting lives with a unique background in intervention.

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Double Major

Be more marketable by opting for Xavier's unique double major in Montessori and Special Education. You'll be certified as a Montessori teacher, traditional teacher and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Undergraduate Licensure Options

In the Bachelor of Science degree/licensure program, undergraduate students complete the requirements for both licensure as an intervention specialist and the Bachelor of Science degree concurrently.

Intervention Specialist licensure areas:

  • Mild/Moderate
  • Moderate/Intensive
  • Early Childhood
  • Double Major Early Childhood Special Education/Montessori
Welcome to the Family

Four Years That Will Change Your Life.

After Graduation

Our students leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Early Childhood Education graduates go on to work in

public and private school
public and private schools
hospital and child care
educational settings such as hospitals and child care centers
nature centers
outdoor education and nature centers


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