Earn your special education courses for licensure through this fully-funded scholarship program.
Through the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services, SC CREATE exists to prepare highly qualified professionals who will serve the needs of students with disabilities in South Carolina public and charter schools, and SCDE-operated programs. SC CREATE fully pays tuition and textbook costs for full-time South Carolina educators completing coursework required for add-on, alternative, or initial licensure in special education. Individuals employed full-time in SC public/charter schools and SCDE-operated programs are eligible, including Teachers, Teacher Assistants, non-instructional staff, and central office Staff in non-leadership positions.
- Offered Fully Online Through SWU
- Fully funded scholarship through SC CREATE
- Courses are seven weeks in length
- Earn courses towards special education certification in either Learning Disabilities or Intellectual Disabilities
Upcoming Courses Offered at SWU
EDSP 5113 Intro to Exceptional Learners
Starts January 7, 2018
Introduces pre-service teachers to the diverse needs of exceptional children. Included in study will be characteristics of various exceptionalities, including but not limited to learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, mental impairment, hearing impairment, visual impairment, gifted and talented, Autism, and other handicapping impairments including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The aim of the class is to provide information about laws and regulations governing special education, procedures and methods for teaching students with exceptionalities including the development and implementation of Individualized Educational Plans, and strategies for adapting curriculum and materials for students with exceptionalities in the regular classroom.
EDSP 5233 Characteristics of Learning Disabled
Starts June 24, 2018
Designed to provide students, who are currently teaching or who plan to teach, with the knowledge and disposition to successfully provide service to individuals who have been identified as having learning disabilities. Students will explore the moral, ethical, legal, and practical foundations involved in the identification of and provision of services to an individual with learning disabilities with a specific focus on Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions. In addition, they will develop appreciation and respect for the opportunities and challenges faced by all stakeholders in an individual’s life and will be able to promote collaboration as an integral part of provision of services.