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Special Education Major / Elementary Ed Major

A dual licensure major in Special Education and Elementary Education at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of teaching all students including those with disabilities.

As you consider an array of colleges with Special Education majors near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for a Special Education Degree taught with a biblical worldview. A Grace College degree in both special education and elementary education will help you make workable connections between theory and applied practice, preparing you to meet the needs of all students in a demanding educational contexts. Grace is preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context. 

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact with an education career. With a bachelor’s degree in elementary education/special education, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for multiple positions in public schools, private schools, Christian schools, and countless other areas. 

Future teacher, the way forward is Grace.

Educational Focus

  • Elementary Classroom Teacher
  • Elementary Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Consultant
  • Resource Room Teacher
  • Middle School Special Education Teacher
  • High School Special Education Teacher
  • Functional Skills Classroom Teacher

Professional Opportunities

  • Collaborate and co-teach with general education teachers
  • Experiences in a variety of educational settings
  • Grace College Council for Exceptional Children
  • Experiences in preschool through high school settings
  • Student teaching experience in both elementary and special education

Teacher Technology Training

  • Learn about Teacher Technology Training
  • SAMR Framework
  • MimioStudio software
  • STEM applications
  • iPad Technology
  • Google Fundamentals Training
  • Google Educator Level 1 Certification
  • Seesaw Learning platform
  • Flipgrid
  • Vevox
  • Loom & more

Special Education / Elementary Ed is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Effective Communicators
  • Service Oriented
  • Team Players
  • Flexible Thinkers
  • Lifelong Learners
  • Servant Leaders
Student Teachers Cheryl Bremer

Featured Staff

Cheryl Bremer Dean School of Education; Professor of Education

Cheryl Bremer, Ed.D.

Dean School of Education; Professor of Education
Tina Northern Instructor of Education (M.A.)

Tina Northern, M.Ed.

Instructor of Education (M.A.)

The faculty at Grace College truly lived their lives in a way that allowed the light of Christ to shine through them. Grace College prepared me not only to teach in the classroom but to be a lifelong learner, especially in my spiritual walk.

Lenny Krebs, Grace College Alumnus
National Recognition

by the Council for Exceptional Children


hours of field experience in local K-6 classrooms (in addition to campus coursework)

Dual Licensure

in elementary education and mild intervention that meets Indiana's exceptional needs licensure requirements

Special Education Major

Experienced Faculty & Staff

Our Special Education Major faculty and staff are expertly skilled in their fields and they care about your goals, future, and well being.

Meet Our School of Education Faculty
Rock that says, "to know Christ and to make him known"

Education with a Biblical Worldview

At the heart of a Grace education are academically challenging courses that are specifically designed to foster a thirst for character, competence, and service within the hearts and minds of our students.

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special education / elementary education major

Grace College's School of Education has, in just two years, radically changed my approach to teaching, learning, and my approach to learners. The professors routinely model godly character, sharpen students' competence by challenging their thinking and expecting them to own their learning, and encourage all students to glorify God through service, both inside and outside the classroom. I have no doubt I will leave the School of Education ready to educate my future students well in the schools.

Kyle Kaufman, Current Grace College Student