Degree Outcomes

  • Graduates are eligible for licensure by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction in Special Education (K–12 general curriculum).
  • Often pursue careers as special education teachers, inclusive education specialists, resource teachers, and case managers.
  • Are professionals prepared for diverse roles in education and often grow into leadership roles.

The Student Experience

  • Completion of four clinical field experiences, including a semester-long student-teaching placement.
  • Experience working with individuals with and without disabilities across the lifespan in a variety of inclusive educational and community environments.
  • Engaged scholarly inquiry through the conceptualization and implementation of a research project.
  • Study under experienced faculty recognized nationally in their fields.
  • Study abroad and service learning experiences.
  • Access a state-of-the-art SELF (Student Educator Learning Factory) design studio that prepares pre-service teachers for the 21st-century classroom using a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education lab.

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
  • Council for Exceptional Children

Additional Requirements

This degree program follows the admission guidelines of the School of Education teacher programs; admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the major. Requirements include a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a minimum passing score established by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction on the Professional Assessment for Beginning Teachers (Praxis I).

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