Department of Special Education
Our department prepares educators and other professionals to work with people with exceptionalities and their families. The majority of our programs prepare special education teachers to work with children with disabilities and their families from birth through young adulthood. There are also programs for those interested in working with gifted and talented students.
Department Chair: Laura Hall, Ph.D.
Department Coordinator: Luz Torres
Department Office Location & Contact Info
Contact a Program Advisor
Fall 2023 Admissions
SDSU is now accepting applications for fall 2023. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details.
Department of Special Education Diversity Statement
The Department of Special Education (COE) at San Diego State University recognizes diversity, equity and inclusion as fundamental values of all department programs and the communities we serve. Accordingly, the faculty and staff in the department are committed to community partnerships that embrace this mission, and we strive to be a catalyst for change in support of students of all abilities, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, ages, social classes, socio-economic statuses, immigration statuses, political views, and veteran statuses. We are dedicated to supporting a safe, responsive, and equitable learning environment.
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You Can Make a Difference!
These SPED programs and initiatives need your support:
- Education Specialist Scholarship Fund
- Keeping on the Cutting Edge Fund
- SDSU Center for Autism and Development Disorders