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Bachelor of Science in Special Education
Graduates, upon completion of all requirements, are certified to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in grades K-12 in the State of Georgia. The Special Education program at Armstrong is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC).
Upon completion of this degree, students are eligible to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in the State of Georgia in both public and private schools. Teachers in special education levels are in demand, and our graduates are employed throughout the state and also in other parts of the country.
The Technology Center for teacher educators offers a variety of technologies available for classroom infusion. We expect our students to become proficient in the use of technology in the classroom, and technology is woven into every education course at Armstrong.
The program has a low student-to-faculty ratio, so our students get personalized attention in the area of teacher education. We integrate field experiences throughout major courses, giving students the opportunity to learn through practice. Our campus has an active Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC), which offers excellent opportunities for involvement in a professional education organization. A master's degree is also available.
Course of Study
Students majoring in special education complete core curriculum along with professional courses. Our education and content courses prepare our students to be effective teachers in today's diverse classrooms. The professional sequence also includes a 15 week teaching experience.