Competitive, Qualified, Ready to Work
UNO's Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders (SECD) is home to nationally ranked and unique student-centered programs. Our commitment to academic rigor assures you will be prepared for the challenges of your future occupation. The majority of our graduates are employed in high-demand areas such as speech-language pathology, special education and sign language interpreting upon graduation.
New Early Childhood Inclusive major prepares future educators to support a wide range of needs young learners may face during their formative years.
UNO Offers the Only ASL Program in Nebraska
Committed to Enhancing Communities Locally and Globally
Dr. Shari DeVeney Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology Research interests include intervention techniques and word learning capabilities for late-talking toddlers.
Bachelor's degrees in Speech-Language Pathology, Sign Language Interpreter, and Special Education
Master's degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Special Education
We have partnered with Educational Leadership to offer the new Special Education Supervisor endorsement.
Our commitment to accessibility includes distance-friendly options. Graduate programs in Behavior Intervention Specialist, Inclusion/Collaboration, and Special Education are all available online.
We recognize that learning is not exclusively restricted to the classroom. A combination of clinical experiences and service opportunities will support your academic coursework. This year alone, our on-campus Speech-Language Hearing Clinic, staffed by UNO faculty and students, provided more than 1,300 hours of clinical services.
At UNO you will benefit from an engaged and dedicated faculty as well as a metropolitan environment. Our department and UNO has strong ties within the Omaha community allowing for opportunities that increase your readiness for your future career and life in an ever-changing world.
Why Choose UNO?