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Coastal Carolina University offers two Special Education programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate level.

In the Bachelor of Arts in Special Education: Multi-categorical program, teacher candidates seeking initial leaching licensure complete courses and practice skills in field-based experiences. Teacher candidates who complete Multi-categorical licensure are prepared broadly to effectively teach learners with high incidence disabilities (e.g., specific learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities) in a variety of special education settings from grades K-12.

The Master of Education in Special Education is designed for currently licensed teachers who are seeking greater depth of knowledge in special education. This program has four concentration areas including Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, and Severe Disabilities.

Additionally, many students complete special education coursework required for add-on licensure in four special education licensure areas including Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, and Severe Disabilities. Current undergraduate teacher candidates may complete coursework towards add-on licensure via Transitional Study. Transitional Studies is an opportunity for undergraduate students who have completed 90 credit hours and have demonstrated exemplary academic performance to participate in graduate level courses.

Graduates from both the undergraduate and graduate programs in special education are regarded as well trained and are readily hired to teach special education in public and private schools across the country.

For More Information:

Jamia Richmond, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Special Education
Prince Building 105B
jrichmon@coastal.edu

Sharon Richter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Special Education
Prince Building 119B
srichter@coastal.edu

Cheryl Morgan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Special Education
Prince Building 123A
cmorgan@coastal.edu

Rhonda Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Special Education
Prince Building 119I
rmiller1@coastal.edu 

Tiffany Hollis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Special Education
Prince Building 119H
thollis@coastal.edu 

Nicole Uphold, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Special Education
Prince Building 119G
nuphold@coastal.edu 

Amy Finelli
Administrative Specialist - Foundations, Curriculum & Instruction
Prince Building 111
843-349-2604
afinelli@coastal.edu