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Special Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

Special educators work in a wide range of instructional roles with children and youth, parents, and other teachers in schools, grades PK to 12 (ages 3 to 21). Others work in hospitals, colleges, juvenile centers, and adult services.

Special Education has been identified as "Critical Needs Area" by the U.S. Department of Education. Professional positions in all areas of special education programming are plentiful throughout most of the nation.

The College of Charleston offers undergraduate and graduate programs that will lead to certification in three areas of teaching people of all ages who have special needs: Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disabilities, and Mental Disabilities. Undergraduate students graduating from this program will be certified in at least two of these three areas. 

If you are considering a major in Special Education or would like more information about this exciting and rewarding field, please feel free to contact any of our faculty members for assistance & advising. Even if you have been informed that you cannot be assigned an advisor, we are still eager to speak with you.  The earlier you receive accurate and individualized information, the better your college experience and professional training.


*Nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

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