A bachelor's degree in special education - general curriculum prepares teachers to work with children with disabilities who are pursuing a high school diploma and are in the general education curriculum in kindergarten through twelfth grade. SECU Partnership East (PE) special education majors also receive licensure to teach reading in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The special education coursework provided through PE is currently offered completely online. Throughout the program, students are placed in public school classroom to observe and practice the teaching methods learned in the courses. A full-time internship in a public school classroom is required the senior year.
SECU Partnership East starts cohorts of special education majors annually. To join SECU Partnership East, students must meet the requirements listed on the general description webpage as well as submit a PE application to a PE Coordinator and a Freshman/Transfer application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at East Carolina University. Students must have access to the technology required as described in the Technology Requirements.
Resources for Special Education Majors
Checklist of Community College Prerequisite Courses
Sample Planning Timeline for ECU Courses
Special Education Articulation Agreement
Contact Information for PE Coordinators
ECU Special Education Webpage
Partnership East Application Process
Steps to Preparing to Complete an ECU Teaching Degree through PE
Virtual Consorium Requirements