Mild/Moderate Distance Degree



Admission of students into the Mild/Moderate Special Education Distance Education Program occurs on October 1 of even numbered years. (2014, 2016, 2018, etc.)

The program accepts 40 new students into each cohort, making admission a very competitive process. Applicants must also apply to Utah State University. Program applicants are rated on the following factors:

  • Overall GPA;
  • completion of at least 44 credit hours including completion of the required courses listed in the Admission Checklist;
  • career goals and prior experiences.
  • Completion of all items on the admission checklist.

Students who are interested in applying to the program should be in contact with the Program Advisor throughout their pre-program coursework.

Applications that do not meet the minimum admission requirements can not be considered. The following documents contain information regarding admission, the requirements for admission, and a brief overview for students who are working to meet these minimum requirements.

  • Writing Exam: Applicants for the Mild/Moderate Special Education Distance Education Program must successfully complete the College of Education and Human Services writing exam before being considered for admission.
  • Special Education Department Math Exam: Special education applicants must successfully complete the Special Education Department Math Exam before they will be considered for admission. This exam is available during the first 5 weeks of the semester at your Region Campus or Center. Information regarding this exam as well as a practice test can be found at the above link.
  • Background Check: As a result of a legislative mandate, all students must complete a background check. Students who have previously completed background checks for other degrees or for employment must complete a new background check. ┬áThere is a fee for the Background Check.
  • Speach and Hearing Assessment.
  • ACT or ACT Residual Scores.
  • Praxis Exam.
To apply, please email Becky Morgan for instructions and assistance.