Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Education
Location(s): Bismarck, ND; Main Campus
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Exceptional Learners Bachelor's Degree Program

Graduates of the exceptional learners program will be knowledgable in working with individuals with exceptionalities from early childhood to early adulthood. The coursework emphasizes supporting individuals not only within the education environment but also within the community. The exceptional learners degree is designed to accommodate individual student interest by accommodating minors and graduate school pre-requisite coursework. 

Exceptional Learners Degree Program Highlights

After completeing the required curriculum, graduates of the Exceptional Learners program will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply characteristics of exceptionalities, best practices, human development, federal and state special education laws, general school curriculum, behavior support, and assessment.

  2. Identify and apply strategies to support people with exceptionalities in the education environment, at home and in the community.

  3. Effectively collaborate with families, community agencies and schools.

  4. Demonstrate personal, professional skills and attitudes that prepare them for a variety of roles supporting people with exceptionalities in schools, human service agencies, adult education, and community-home services.

Career Outlook for Exceptional Learner Majors

Students graduating with Exceptional Leaners will seek careers within:

  • Human service agencies
  • Community support agencies
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Consulting firms

Further, the Exceptional Learners degree serves as a strong supplement and foundation to other degrees within the human service field. (e.g. physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, etc.)