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. 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 classrooms 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.
Partnership East starts cohorts of special education majors annually. To join 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.