Special Education, B.A.

Special Education, B.A.

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: December 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $70
Intakes: Fall, Spring, Summer
International tuition: $37,128
Domestic tuition: $15,347

Program overview

You’ll learn about formal and informal assessment strategies, IEP planning and implementation, and principles of effective lesson design and delivery across content areas. During the third year of the program, your courses will focus on characteristics/procedures for learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities, intellectual disabilities and autism, as well as early intervention and educational assessment. You’ll also take general education methods courses in teaching reading, science and social studies. During the final year of the program, your special education courses will focus on teaching reading and mathematics to students with disabilities, managing behavior and addressing the needs of students at the secondary level. Our program emphasizes carefully sequenced and supervised field experiences, which address students with disabilities at different ages and abilities and within numerous public school educational settings. You’ll spend 10 hours in the field in early intervention as a sophomore and approximately 30 hours in conjunction with courses offered during the third year of the program. More than 160 hours are associated with the senior-year field experience. The spring semester of the final year in the program includes a full-time, 12-week student teaching placement in a public school. You’ll also present an electronic portfolio highlighting major performance assessments across the program and your accomplishments in clinical teaching during the field experiences and student teaching.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



    Application form with an application-processing fee, drawn from either a U.S. bank or a U.S. dollar account. Scores from the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT). Official TOEFL or IELTS scores. English proficiency is measured through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

    Career opportunities

    Degree careers

    Campus location

    Clemson , United States

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