Special Education

Overview & Academics

The SPECIAL EDUCATION Program focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities. Students are prepared to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies. Students may choose to double major in both Elementary Education and Special Education.

Major Requirements
Core requirements:
CIS 310
ENG 130
HIS 111
MAT 111
PSY 201

Major requirements:
EDU 202, 205, 208, 210, 303, 307, 310, 312, 313, 321, 344, 400, 406, 415, 416
MAT 302
SPE 300, 325, 326, 327, 328, 427 and 428 (Student Teaching)

Career Options
Special Education Teacher

Minor Requirements
No Minor Offered

Teacher Education Faculty

Dr. Kelvin Spragley
Associate Professor of Education & Director of Teacher Education/Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Programming
Ph.D., North Carolina State University 

Dr. Patricia Brewer
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Special Education

Dr. Lois Hart
Associate Professor of Education
Coordinator of Field Assignments