Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Special Education at Winthrop University may choose from two areas of concentration: Learning/ Emotional Disabilities (LD/ED) and Mental Disabilities/ Severe Disabilities (MD/SD). These programs prepare teachers to work in settings which serve students with disabilities and their families. The programs focus on the inclusion of all students with disabilities into the general education setting. Special education graduates are prepared to teach kindergarten through secondary school aged children. In addition to the two certification areas listed above, each Special Education major graduates with the required coursework needed for add-on certification in Elementary Education. Thus, Winthrop Special Education graduates will be eligible to meet requirements to be a “highly qualified” teacher in three certification areas—the two Special Education areas of their major and Elementary Education. These credentials will greatly enhance their employment potential.
The Master of Education Degree in Special Education Intervention prepares the educational leader to build, lead, and participate in a response to intervention program and to coordinate and deliver evidence-supported interventions in the areas of behavior, literacy, and numeracy.
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