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B.A. Special Education / Multi-Categorical

Education studentStudents who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Special Education at Coastal Carolina earn a teaching license in Multi-categorical Special Education. This license responds to the critical needs of our schools, in that teachers must be prepared to educate students with a broad array of disabilities, including specific learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and intellectual disabilities from kindergarten through high school. The program includes critical coursework related to characteristics of disabilities; assessment of student performance; collaboration with families and other school professionals; instructional planning, including development of Individualized Education Programs; evidence-based instructional methods; functional behavior analysis and Behavior Intervention Plans; and academic and individualized instructional content. Additionally, the program includes three field experiences in public schools, designed to prepare students with knowledge of professional and ethical special education practice. Finally, in the final semester, students use knowledge and skills in a semester-long internship in a local public school, which supports a successful transition from teacher candidate to professional special educator. The undergraduate program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

For More Information:

Sharon Richter,
Associate Professor, Special Education 
Prince Building 105J
843-349-5020
srichter@coastal.edu

Louane Powers,
Administrative Specialist, Middle Level Education, MAT-Secondary, Physical Education, Special Education, Foundations, and Educational Leadership
Prince Building 111
843-349-2604
lpowers1@coastal.edu