The vision of the UHM Department of Special Education is an inclusive society that values the abilities and contributions of all.
Our mission is to promote equity, access, and inclusion for individuals with exceptionalities.
The Department of Special Education provides Baccalaureate and Post Baccalaureate degrees in Special Education that prepare educators to become eligible for licensure in Special Education. The Department of Special Education offers undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, Master’s and PhD programs for individuals pursuing licensure to teach students with disabilities and for those not pursuing teacher licensure.
Licensure programs are available in conjunction with Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees and a post-baccalaureate certificate program. Program options include mild/moderate disabilities and severe disabilities/autism, at preschool through secondary grade levels. In addition, the Department offers Masters and Doctorate Degrees for those who wish to work as professionals in human service areas that serve individuals with disabilities or those who want to take a leadership position within the field of Special Education.
Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing educators who desire to help children reach their potential. Prepare to make a difference!
Jennifer Ninci Assistant Professor, ABA Program Coordinator
"My research is focused on evaluating behavioral interventions for individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, including children with autism and complex communication needs."
Janet Kim Special Education Recruitment Specialist
"I hope to spread more awareness and de-stigmatize special education so that people don't miss out on the opportunity to pursue a profession that provides a lifetime of fulfillment and happiness."