Department of Childhood and
Exceptional Student Education
University Hall 269
About the Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.S.Ed.) in Special Education
The program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Special Education, K-12, T-4 certification, and Highly Qualified subject mastery in either English, Math, or Science. The Bachelor of Science in Special Education program prepares students to become effective teachers and educational leaders in their schools and communities.
Format: Blended Program
Credits: 123 Semester Hours
Students must be Regularly Admitted to Candidacy in Special Education after the successful completion of the requirements listed below. (Note: If a student is denied Regular Admittance to Candidacy, his or her program completion will be delayed.) In order to be regularly admitted to candidacy, students must complete and submit as one packet all documents identified in the Admission to Candidacy Application. Applications are also available in University Hall Room 269 and University Hall Room 242.
It is recommended you make an appointment with your advisor three (3) weeks prior to submitting your admission paperwork. Submit all required papers in one packet to UH 242, Mrs. Allison Scott, by the following deadlines at 5:00PM. Students will receive written notification of acceptance to Candidacy.
Spring Admission - October 15
Summer Admission - March 15
Fall Admission - June 15
Newly admitted candidates must attend a mandatory orientation meeting as posted on the College of Education Blog (COEBlog)
Refer to the Office of Field Experience, Clinical Practice, and Partnerships webpage for current information on Internship II.
Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE)
To satisfy the State of Georgia's educator assessment requirements for initial teacher certification, two exams are required: Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Basic Skills [( Test I—Reading (200); Test II—Mathematics (201); and Test III—Writing (202)] and the GACE Special Education General Curriculum [Test I (081) and Test II (082)]. GACE Basic Skills is an academic skills assessment of reading, mathematics, and writing, and must be passed prior to Admission to Candidacy. The GACE Special Education is a General Curriculum exam andthe identified content area examinations listed below that must be passed prior to Internship II. Students are responsible for providing copies of their results on the GACE Basic Skills (or exemption scores) and the GACE Content Assessment in Special Education in their Candidacy and Internship II application packets, respectively.
The following certification examinations must be passed before admission to Internship II:
English Test I (020) and Test II (021)
History Test I (034) and Test II (035)
Mathematics Test I (022) and Test II (023)
Science Test I (024) and Test II (025)
Students assume primary responsibility for knowledge of and compliance with program requirements. Questions should be directed to the student's advisor.