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Special Education, BS

What will I study?

In conjunction with the Teacher Education Division's commitment to prepare Christian educators to be models of learning and life, the Special Education program provides initial preparation in teaching Pre-K-12th grade students with mild to moderate disabilities in general and special educations settings. Program coursework focuses on foundations and legal aspects of the profession, characteristics of the learner, learning/language differences and identification of mildly-moderately disabled learners (i.e., primarily attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities and intellectual development disabilities), procedures for special education planning, teaching strategies, implementing behavior management strategies in learning environments, professional and ethical practices, and collaboration. The Special Education major requires 75 credits in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Create individualized plans for students with mild to moderate disabilities that are anchored in state/national and/or common core curriculum standards and reflect remedial skills specific to the individualized education program (IEP).
-- Administer appropriate types of assessment to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses of students with mild to moderate disabilities.
-- Collaborate with families of students mild to moderate disabilities and/or professionals in designing and planning instruction and/or in delivering effective special education programs.

What classes will I take?

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Future Careers

A Christian School Recruitment Conference is sponsored by the Career Services office each February. Over 100 administrators and principals from many states and some foreign countries gather to interview and hire new teachers for their schools. This conference will give you many opportunities to find a place of service after you graduate. In addition, students can network with schools through our online placement service, CareerCentral. Hundreds of employment opportunities are posted annually. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.

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