BS in Special Education
What is the Bachelor of Science in Special Education?
This degree program prepares the undergraduate for PK-12 multi-categorical (mild to moderate disabilities) teaching certification in the areas of emotional disabilities/ behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, mental disabilities, autism, and traumatic brain disorders.
What do students enrolled in the Special Education program do?
As a Special Education major, you will gain understanding of the effects that an exceptional condition can have on an individual’s learning in school and throughout life and participate in activities that encompass inclusion, resource, and self-contained programs within elementary, middle and high school programs.
Is this major right for you?
You might consider a Special Education major if you plan to work with special needs students, recognize special needs students as unique human beings, understand the similarities and differences between individuals with and without exceptional learning needs, and possess great patience with students having mental or physical disabilities.
About our students
In our Special Education program, students have opportunities to serve in field placements within all levels (early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary) of public schools and in the many areas of special needs. There are opportunities to serve in foreign missions to serve students with special needs. For those students who qualify, the Southern Wesleyan University Honors Program allows for first hand research and presentations at regional and national conferences.
About our graduates
When you graduate from Southern Wesleyan with a BS in Special Education, you can join our alumni at some of the most prestigious graduate schools and programs, such as:
- Vanderbilt University
- Clemson University
- Furman University
- University of South Carolina
You will be prepared for a career as:
- Teachers in special needs programs within public schools
- Supervisors in programs for special needs students
- Case workers for special needs students/adults
- Transition specialists
- School to work coordinators
Our graduates have landed jobs at:
- School District of Pickens County
- School District of Oconee County
- Anderson School Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Greenville County School District
- Michigan School System
- Georgia School System
- North Carolina School System
- Hawaii School System