The program provides preparation leading to certification in the area of intellectual disabilities. Instruction in special education, elementary education, and psychology is designed to give the teacher candidates a strong background for work with students with intellectual disabilities. Teacher candidates should verify the test code numbers of the South Carolina requirement PRAXIS requirements because the codes are subject to change.
The major includes the add-on requirements for certification in elementary education.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Candidates will provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences.
- Candidates will use multiple methods of assessment and data-sources in making educational decisions.
- Candidates will use knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning and to select, adapt, and use a repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies.
Teacher candidates may take courses only in Benchmark I before being admitted to the Teacher Education Program. See the departmental web page for a list of Benchmark courses and other important information.