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2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Special Education - Concentration in Community Agencies, Policy and Enterprise, B.S.

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The Dr. Helen Marshall Caldwell Department of Education offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science with a major in Special Education: General Curriculum K-12, and initial North Carolina Licensure in Special Education: General Curriculum. This rigorous program of study is designed to provide the opportunities and experiences the candidates need to be effective teachers of students with disabilities, in diverse settings. Special emphasis is placed on the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Candidates are assisted to make the transition from theory to practice through the integration of carefully selected field experiences and classroom activities and assignments. After completion of coursework, submission of an edTPA portfolio and success on Special Education licensure exams, students may apply for an NC initial license

Program Goals

The goals of the Special Education Program are to:

  1. provide an instructional program that incorporates technologies and reflects research-validated practices in special education and teacher preparation in general, in order to enhance the learning and the delivery of services to students with disabilities and their families;
  2. ensure that all candidates become effective facilitators, critical thinkers, advocators of diversity, reflective practitioners, proficient technology users and competent evaluators; and
  3. comply with guidelines, standards, competencies, policies, etc., established by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)


General Education Requirements (35 hours)

Major Requirements (31 hours)

Free Electives (12 hours)

Subtotal: 120

Curriculum Guide for Special Education Majors with Concentration in Community Agencies, Policy and Enterprise

Freshman Year

First Semester

Subtotal: 15

Second Semester

Subtotal: 16

Sophomore Year

Subtotal: 15

Subtotal: 13

Junior Year

Senior Year

Subtotal: 120

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