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. The SC CREATE program 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.
Through SC CREATE funding, SWU offers coursework for add-on licensure in learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities.
- Add-on licensure in LD or ID
- Fully-funded course scholarships
- Online courses are 7 weeks in length
Upcoming Courses Offered at SWU
EDSP 5113 Introduction to Exceptional Learners
October 15 – December 9, 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 5213 Assessment of Exceptional Learners
March 2 – April 28, 2019
Concepts and methods of assessment in special education with emphasis on administering, scoring, and interpreting standardized educational tests. Major topics covered are Response to Intervention, recent research on assessment practices, accommodations and modifications, the role of families in the assessment process, students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, standardized instruments, curriculum based assessment, interpreting tests and writing reports, assessment of young children, and transition assessment.
EDSP 5243 Methods of Teaching Learning Disabled
June 24 – August 9, 2019
This course is designed to provide knowledge of methods, materials, and current research related to instructing and improving outcomes for students with learning disabilities.
How to Apply
- Complete the How to Qualify form on the SC CREATE website.
- Complete the online application on the SC CREATE website.
- Complete the SWU course application for SC CREATE. Scan and email the form back to Donna Pittman at .
Email Dr. Jennifer Woods, SC CREATE Center Director, at .
For textbook reimbursements, please contact Brittany Mann, Director of Student Accounts, at .