Bachelor of Science in General Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Department of Teaching and Learning
College of Education
Overview of the program
The Special Education program is designed to train teachers to meet an area of need special educators in special and general education K-12 classrooms. The program is NCATE, SACS, and CEC certified.
Total semester hours in the program: 125-130
- General Special EducationMild/Moderate Grades1-5
- GeneralSpecial Education Mild/Moderate Grades4-8
Strengths of the program
- The Special Education program is accredited by the National
Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE),
the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher
Education (SACS), and the Council for Exceptional Children
- Course objectives and learner outcomes are aligned with the
Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, The National
Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Learned
Societies, and Interstate New Teacher Assessment and
- The Faculty consists of highly qualified and caring
individuals who are dedicated to producing the highest
- Hands-on experience, including 180 hours of field experience
prior to student teaching.
- A nationally acclaimed Jumpstart program for early childhood education.
Preparing for a job in the program
Requisite skills for special education majors:
- Strong critical and analytical skills
- Strong communication and collaboration skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong behavior management skills
Careers in the program
Special education teacher
Starting Salaries after completing the program (estimates only)
$38,000 - $48,000
Campus organizations and activities affiliated with the program
- Kappa Delta Pi
- Phi Delta Kappa
- Council for Exceptional Children
Related fields that might interest you
- Social work
- Educational psychology
- Educational technology
- Administrative supervision
How do I know this is the degree for me?
Common Strengths and interests of students in the program
Qualities necessary to be successful in this field include: patience, perseverance, empathy, flexibility, consistency, and interest in teaching.
Necessary skills include: organizational skills, self management skills, communication skills, and social skills.
On Campus: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 228