BS Special Education: Application Requirements

Application Deadline March 1st

To apply for admittance, please click here to begin your application.



  1. CPSE 403 for mild/moderate and severe

  2. CPSE 425 for mild/moderate or PETE 461 for severe


These courses must be completed prior to beginning the special education program, along with 20 hours of volunteer work: 10 hours each in a mild/moderate and a severe disabilities setting.


Additional Qualifications That Will Give Applicants Preference

  1. 60 or more general education credit hours completed before beginning the program

  2. Experience working with individuals with disabilities (special education exploratory experience)

  3. Commitment to the profession of special education

  4. Declared pre-special education major



  1. Students who are accepted must enter the program the semester for which they applied. Those who are planning on serving a mission at the time they apply should specify the first semester they will return to BYU.

  2. Applicants must commit to taking all coursework in sequence as listed, including spring/summer terms. In this program each student is assigned to a cohort that takes all courses together in the outlined sequence. Deviation from this sequence is not permitted. The program starts each fall semester.


Repeat Applications

Each applicant may apply twice.

Department List Content Types: 
Counseling Psychology & Special Education (CPSE)