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Students planning to teach individuals with disabilities should enroll in this program leading to Georgia T-4 certification in Special Education.

A degree in Special Education qualifies an individual for professional opportunities in public schools and other settings concerned with meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities. Special Education graduates are currently in great demand in Georgia and throughout the nation.

The Special Education program requires the completion of a concentration in Reading. Courses that are taken to satisfy this requirement include: EDRG 3020, EDRG 3160, EDRG 3260, EDRG 3280, and EDRG 3060.

Required Teaching Field Courses

Teaching Field requirements are established by the College of Education. Major teaching field courses should be taken during the junior and senior years. Teaching field courses, including the Special Education Block, must be completed prior to Student Teaching.

Special Education Block

All students seeking initial certification in Special Education are required to complete the Special Education Block prior to Student Teaching. The Special Education Block is a full-time experience of course work and internship. Students spend time as interns serving special education pupils in public schools under the supervision of master teachers. Additionally, they are enrolled in university course work on campus.

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Contact Information

Katherine O. Barnetson, Ed.D
Assistant Professor, Special Education
College of Education, Room 212
Phone: 229-931-2144

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