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 5243: Advanced Methods of Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (7/3/2023 - 8/20/2023):
This course is designed to provide knowledge of methods, materials, and current research related to instructing and improving outcomes for students with learning disabilities.
EDSP 5213 Assessment for the Exceptional Learner (9/11/2023 - 10/29/2023):
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 5233 Characteristics of Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (10/16/2023 - 12/3/2023):
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.
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. Then, scan and email the form back to the Office of Academic Records at .
Email Dr. Simone Adams at
For textbook reimbursements, please contact Brittany Mann, Director of Student Accounts, at .