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Bachelor of Arts in Special Education

The USC Aiken Bachelor of Arts in Special Education degree is designed to prepare you for success as a teacher of special needs children in grades K-12.

""The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Arts in Special Education is issued by USC Aiken, one of USC's senior campuses.

Overview

The USC Aiken Bachelor of Arts in Special Education degree is designed to prepare you for success as a teacher of special needs children in grades K-12 .The curriculum  provides a foundation upon which the pedagogy and pedagogical content knowledge  are built and dispositions such as responsible citizenship, respect for diversity, and cross-cultural understandings  are developed. Your education degree from USC Aiken will prepare you to become a successful Dynamic Educator who can plan, instruct, manage, communicate, and grow professionally.

See the curriculum

Currently certified South Carolina Teachers can add-on certification in Special Education through taking the appropriate coursework offered in this program. Access the appropriate link below to see the needed coursework.

 

Prerequisites & Requirements

Students must have 45-60 hours of college credit to apply for this online degree program.  If you haven't earned your hours yet, you can do so at any of our Palmetto College campuses statewide, or at any technical college. To find out if you're qualified to apply for this program, please contact a Palmetto College advisor

Total requirements for this degree: 126-129 hours
Major requirements available online: 59 hours
GPA:  For admission into the Professional Program (first semester) 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.  For entry into Internship (student teaching) 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Program Length

If you’re a full-time student, the program should take about two years—the same as if you were attending class in-person. If you work, you may need to take a lighter course load.
Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.

 

Accreditation

Palmetto College’s Special Education (Multicategorical) program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and holds National recognition by the Council for Exceptional Children.

CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

 

Important Dates

Semester Application Deadline Missing Documents Final Registration Tuition Deadline Class Start
Fall 2017 July 14, 2017 July 31, 2017 August 15, 2017 August 17, 2017 August 28, 2017

 

Ready to get started?

Call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances.

If you've already talked to a Palmetto College representative, just follow the application instructions for this degree.