Buena Vista University offers coursework in special education leading to an educational endorsement as an Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate and/or Strategist II: Significant Support Needs Cognitive or Behavioral. This endorsement is designed to accompany coursework for a major in elementary education or secondary education licensure. Completion of any of these endorsement options this endorsement allows one to teach in resource, inclusive/mainstreamed, and partially self- contained settings with students having exceptionalities in the area of mild to moderate disabilities and/or significant support needs. Buena Vista University also offers a major in Exceptional Student Services and Instruction (special education) leading to an endorsement as a K-12 Special Education Generalist.
The teaching life is a selfless one. BV graduates understand this and they are nevertheless committed to that life, to that profession. They understand the good they can do in this world and they are enthusiastic about getting started.