Undergraduate Programs in Special Education

B.S.Ed. in Inclusive Education

The Inclusive Education program prepares candidates to work as Exceptional or General Education teachers in inclusive K-6 settings helping students with and without disabilities to master the general education curriculum.

This program requires admission to Teacher Education in the College of Education and Allied Professions. Through the curriculum, students learn to effectively identify and assess students’ abilities and needs, differentiate instruction so that all students learn and manage classrooms so school is a positive and productive experience. Candidates also practice new skills in course-related field experiences, build interpersonal strengths through community-based service learning activities, and tie it all together in a year-long internship their senior year.

With successful completion of the program, students earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree in Inclusive Education and are recommended to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for initial licensure in Exceptional Children, General Curriculum for grades K-6.  Students who successfully complete Praxis exams for Elementary Education are also eligible for licensure in Elementary Education, grades K-6.

Minor in Special Education

Other majors can supplement their skill set with a Minor in Special Education through which they will gain information on students with disabilities and best practices for supporting their growth and development.  The minor requires 18 hours including SPED 240: The Exceptional Child (3) and 15 hours of guided electives hours.  Students can shape their minor by selected special education elective courses specific to their interests and/or career goals.  A curriculum plan identifies minor requirements and details on guided elective options.

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For additional information on our degree programs or for specific questions, please contact the Special Education Coordinator.


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