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B.S. in Special Education, Adapted Curriculum or General Curriculum

The SPED initial licensure options are based on a non-categorical model with two licenses: the SPED general curriculum (GC) license and the SPED adapted curriculum (AC) license. The GC license prepares teachers to work with students with disabilities who are pursuing a high school diploma and are in the general education curriculum. The AC license prepares teachers to work with students with significant cognitive disabilities who are not pursuing a regular high school diploma and whose education is based in an extension of the general curriculum and an adapted curriculum.

Highlights of the ECU SPED BS program include:

  • General Curriculum License
    • Linked methods and practicum courses
    • Fulfillment of the Reading License requirements
    • Fulfillment of most Elementary License requirements
  • Adapted Curriculum License
    • Linked methods and practicum courses
    • Interdisciplinary model including courses in communication, adapted physical activity, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and rehabilitation services

Both licensure options offer:

  • A developmental scope and sequence of knowledge and skills necessary for the professional educator
  • Early and on-going field-based experiences in local schools
  • Authentic assignment structures

Knowledge of:

  • NC Standard Course of Study and curriculum differentiation
  • Academic, emotional, social, and behavioral aspects of student development
  • Classroom structure and management
  • Legal requirements of special education processes and procedure
  • Assessment for eligibility determination, instructional planning, and intervention
  • Technology use
  • School district and building systems/structures

Program courses in each option provide a common core of the general knowledge and skills necessary for beginning teachers. The special education program area works in partnership with the educational community in the development of these professional special educators.

Email the COE Advising Center

For more information, contact:

Laura King
Associate Chair - Special Education
139 Speight Building

Gayle McLawhorn
Administrative Support Associate

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From the TRC: Reluctant Readers

On: 19 Nov 2015 19:12, In: COE in the News
It’s the third Thursday of the month and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center (TRC) has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. Today we’ll cover one of our newest bibliographies, Reluctant Readers. The TRC has created, and constantly updates, an extensive list […]

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Dr. Guili Zhang published in “Best Writing on Mathematics 2015”

On: 19 Nov 2015 15:13, In: COE in the News
Dr. Guili Zhang’s paper “Demystifying the Math Myth: Analyzing the Contributing Factors for the Achievement Gap between Chinese and U.S. Students” has been selected for inclusion in the 6th edition of “Best Writing on Mathematics“ and will be published in “Best Writing on Mathematics 2015” by Princeton University Press in December.    “Best Writing on Mathematics” spotlights […]

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IHAT Center Participates in Eastern AHEC IDD Conference

On: 11 Nov 2015 22:49, In: COE in the News
The Irene Howell Assistive Technology (IHAT) Center staff was invited to present on assistive technology at the Eastern Area Health Education Center’s (AHEC) 11th Annual Eastern Region Intellectual and Developmental (IDD) Services Conference held in Greenville, NC on October 15-16, 2015. The presentation, titled “Great Scott: Back to the Basics and Future: A Round Robin […]

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Apply Now for ECU’s Online Teacher Education Partnership

On: 04 Nov 2015 15:10, In: Academic Success Center
Do you want to be a part of a profession that makes all others possible? Do you want to make a difference? Do you want a career that is meaningful, challenging, and creative? Are you looking for a degree program that will fit your busy lifestyle? If your answer to any of these questions is […]

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College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony – December 19, 2015

On: 03 Nov 2015 21:07, In: Alumni News
The College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2015 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are pleased to present a special Graduate Recognition Ceremony (GRC) for our graduates. The ceremony will feature individual recognition of College of Education […]

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