The Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education prepares students to teach individuals with mild disabilities in grades P-12. The curriculum is designed to meet the competencies outlined by the Council for Exceptional Children for beginning special education teachers. Students completing the program receive instruction and practical experiences that lead to Multi-Categorical Special Education Licensure in South Carolina. Once admitted to the professional level, candidates must maintain a 2.75 GPA in order to advance through the professional level coursework sequence. To be recommended for certification, candidates must earn a C or higher in all education courses at the professional level and a B or higher in EDSP 4960 and EDSP 4980 .
Total Semester Hours: 123
1 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement at Clemson University statement in Academic Regulations .
2 See General Education Requirements . Eight credit hours must be in a sequence. Biological and physical sciences must be represented. PHSC 1070 , PHSC 1080 , and BIOL 1090 are recommended.
3 ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2130 , ENGL 2140 , or ENGL 2150 .
4 See General Education Requirements .
5 HIST 1010 , HIST 1020 , HIST 1720 , HIST 1730 , or HIST 1930 .
6 EDLT 4600 and EDSP 3720 and EDSP 3740 must be taken concurrently during the fall semester of junior year.
7 EDEL 4510 and EDEL 4870 , EDSP 3730 , EDSP 3750 , and EDSP 4910 must be taken concurrently during the spring semester of the junior year.
8 EDSP 4900 , EDSP 4920 , EDSP 4930 , EDSP 4940 , EDSP 4960 , and EDSP 4970 must be taken concurrently during the fall semester of the senior year.
9 EDSP 4950 and EDSP 4980 must be taken concurrently during the spring semester of the senior year.