BS Special Education: Application Requirements

Application Deadline: February 5

To apply, please click here and begin your application.


  1. CPSE 203* (can be taken as early as freshman year)
  2. CPSE 425**
  3. MthED 305
  4. PETE 461** (for severe disabilities emphasis only)

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.

* Fingerprint background clearance is required to add this course. Please contact Education Advisement Center (350 MCKB) for more information.

**This course is only offered during winter semester.

Additional Qualifications That Will Give Applicants Preference

  • At least 60 general education credit hours completed before beginning the program
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities (i.e., Special Education Exploratory Experience during CPSE 203)
  • Commitment to the profession of special education


Students who are accepted must enter the program during 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.

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.