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CWU Programs

Degree Type 
Bachelor of Arts
Contact Name 
Dr. Wendie Lappin Castillo
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Contact Email

The demand for special education teachers is projected to grow more than 6 percent during the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Almost 1 in 10 children live with a disability. You can help these students learn despite their challenges. Utilize the tools and skills acquired from CWU’s Special Education program to tap into each child’s abilities and watch them excel.


Special education teachers use their knowledge to positively impact learning in children who have autism, dyslexia, developmental delays, and more. CWU's Special Education program prepares these teachers for meeting the diverse tasks required in teaching individuals with disabilities.

Why this program 

CWU’s talented faculty are passionate about the field of education and producing capable teachers to work in Washington State schools and beyond. An internship or practicum is required to ensure students receive hands-on real-world experience in the classroom. What’s more, employment for special education teachers is projected to grow through 2024.

Contact Information 
Dr. Wendie Lappin Castillo
Possible Search Names 
special education, education, special ed, literacy

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