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Special Education & Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Emphasis

BS in Education

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The general undergraduate program in Special Education & Rehabilitation (SER) provides students with foundational knowledge and skills for working in teaching and non-teaching roles with people who have disabilities.

Major Details

College: College of Education
Admissions Requirements:

Prospective students must complete a General Information Session prior to declaring the major

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: Yes
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 English Composition 3
First Semester Second Language 4
TTE 197a Freshman Success 1
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
Foundation Mathematics 3
ENGL 102 English Composition 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Elective 3
4th Semester
Major Emphasis 3
Major Emphasis 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
5th Semester
Major Emphasis 3
Major Emphasis 3
Additional Units 3
Additional Units 3
Elective 3
6th Semester
Major Emphasis 3
Additional Units 3
Additional Units 3
SERP 370a Intro American Sign Lang 4
Elective 3
7th Semester
SERP 414 Intro to Disability Studies & Svs 3
SERP 481 Interviewing & Client Svs 3
Major Emphasis 3
Additional Units 3
Elective 3
8th Semester
SERP 416 Perspectives & Narratives of Dis 3
SERP 483 Supervised Casework in Rehab 3
Additional Units 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The Special Education and Rehabilitation major in the Rehabilitation concentration provides students with comprehensive knowledge of the rehabilitation process and the service delivery skills needed to assist consumers with disabilities in achieving their individual goals. Graduates may seek entry level work as job placement specialists, case managers, independent living center staff, mental health workers, group home workers, and job coaches. A master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling is required by most agencies for counseling jobs; graduates of the rehabilitation concentration will be well prepared to pursue this path, as well as graduate programs in social work, public health, or physical therapy. Some of the job titles listed below require an advanced degree or certificate.

Potential Career Areas

  • Occupational rehabilitation
  • Case management
  • Assisted living
  • Health care administration
  • Health advocacy
  • Program coordination
  • Counseling

Sample Employers

  • Government agencies
  • Assisted living centers
  • School districts
  • Hospitals
  • Veterans┬┐ centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Medical device companies

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Human Services Worker $17,900 - $27,280
Rehabilitation Counselor $26,000 - $59,000
Geriatric Care Manager $30,000 - $35,000
Mobility Specialist $42,820 - $66,780
Health Care Program Manager $37,460 - $47,910
Nursing Home Administrator $48,300 - $80,240
Health Educator $25,000 - $50,000
Patient Advocate $27,612 - $51,895
Vocational Technician $29,360 - $51,050
Health Services Administrator $41,450 - $72,875
Addiction Counselor Assistant $18,800 - $28,200