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    May 30, 2023  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Special Education

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Program Overview

The teacher preparation programs at Augusta University place a strong emphasis on “hands-on” experiences with professional educators in actual classroom settings. Students should expect a field experience as a part of most courses in the preparation process. Clinical and field experiences are monitored for each student to insure that they have had the opportunity to work with diverse populations in a wide variety of educational levels and settings.

Program Coordinator
Dr. Jessica Simpson
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Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • Due to the sensitive nature of working with children in the public schools, the Department of Public Safety at Augusta University will conduct a background review of all students at three specific points in the preparation program. The first check will be made as part of enrollment in EDUC 2110 - Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (3 Credit Hours) . Only students who present a record free of criminal and/or disciplinary activity will be allowed to enter a public school classroom. The second check will be made as part of the admission to Teacher Education process. The third check will be made as a prerequisite to entering the student teaching experience. Students who are admitted to the student teaching experience must have a record free of criminal and/or disciplinary activity.
  • In addition to classroom seat time, all Special Education courses have a required 25-hour field experience with P-12 students.
  • All course work must be successfully completed prior to student teaching.
  • All candidates must complete the edTPA assessment during their student teaching semester.

Core Areas A - E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Content Concentration: 9 Hours

You must select one concentration from the list below: Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, or Science. It is highly recommended that Mathematics or Language Arts is selected as one area of content concentration.

Language Arts

Select from the following:


Select from the following not already selected in a course of study:

  • ASTR 1000, BIOL 1107, and CHEM 1211
  • CHEM 1151, CHEM 1212, PHYS 1111, PHYS 1112, BIOL 1108, BIOL 2111, BIOL 2112, BIOL 4100, GEOG 1112, GEOG 1112, PHSC 1011, GEOL 1112, GEOL 1121, or GEOL 1122

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124 Hours

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