Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Learning & Emotional Disabilities or Mental & Severe Disabilities
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.
Master of Education in Special Education
The Master of Education Degree in Special Education prepares the educational leader to deliver family-centered services for families and their children with disabilities. There is an expectation that graduate candidates will participate and complete the program as part of a cohort group (a group of students who enroll in the same course sequence during specified times). Classes will be offered based on this model.
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