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.
Education is ever changing, yet some principles remain the same. At BVU, your involvement in deep conceptual teaching and learning—both as a student and as a future teacher—will prepare you to lead the change.