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Special Education and Teaching General, B.S.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Carrollton, GA, United States
The Special Education and Teaching General program of University of West Georgia prepares candidates to acquire the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions for establishing effective practice.
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Overview

The Special Education and Teaching General program of University of West Georgia offers two tracks: General Curriculum and Adapted Curriculum.

This program in the area of General Curriculum prepares candidates to teach students with disabilities who are being educated in the general education curriculum who attend preschool through high school programs, as well as preschoolers receiving special education services. Graduates sometimes choose other jobs in related social service areas or pursue teacher certification in additional areas of specialty at the graduate/post-baccalaureate level. The learning outcomes for the students who receive the Bachelor of Science in Special Education-General Curriculum are taken from the Special Education Initial Content Standards and the Initial Knowledge and Skills Sets of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Objectives

  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the Foundations of special education (CEC Common Core and Individualized General Education Curricula specialization). (Also addresses INTASC Principle 1.)
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Development and Characteristics of Learners (CEC Common Core and Individualized General Education Curricula specialization). (Also addresses INTASC Principle 2.)
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Individual Learning Differences of children with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized General Education Curricula specialization). (Also addresses INTASC Principle 3.)
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Instructional Strategies for learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized General Educatin Curricula specialization). (Also addresses INTASC Principle 4.)
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate Learning Environments and Social Interactions for learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized General Education Curricula specialization). (Also addresses INTASC Principle 5.)
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to understanding and enhancing Language skills of learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized General Education Curricula specialization). (Also addresses INTASC Principle 6.)
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Instructional Planning for learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized General Education Curricula specialization). (Also addresses INTASC Principle 7.)
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Assessment of learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized General Education specialization). (Also addresses INTASC Principle 8.)
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Professional and Ethical Practice of special educators (CEC Common Core and Individualized General Education Curricula specialization). (Also addresses INTASC Principle 9.)
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Collaboration designed to enhance understanding of and services to learners with disabilities (CEC Common Core and Individualized General Education Curricula specialization). (Also addresses INTASC Principle 10.)
  • Candidates demonstrate their knowledge and skills related to effective instruction of learners with disabilities.
  • Candidates demonstrate appropriate professional dispositions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
  • Children's Literature
  • Teaching Content and Process: Reading Education
  • Assessment and Correction Reading Education
  • The Reading Writing Connection

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    69

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete online application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended. Official transcripts are sent from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
  • SAT or ACT scores must be sent electronically through the College Board or ACT website(s)
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2186 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Carrollton

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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