Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Special Education, Multicategorical, B.S.


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Major Requirements


Credit Hours: 63+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements   for more information.

Optional Licensure Eligibility Requirements* for Special Education


Note:


*Students seeking recommendation for South Carolina licensure in emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and/or multicategorical disabilities must complete the program of study above and meet the admission, retention, and exit requirements of the program and the School of Education . Recommendation to the South Carolina Department of Education for licensure in South Carolina is contingent upon successful completion of Clinical Practice and achievement of passing scores on the necessary Praxis II test(s) for recommendation. Students must earn a grade C or higher in the following courses: EDEE 425 ; EDEE 429  or EDEE 435 EDFS 350 ; EDFS 413 . Students who do not take Clinical Practice may earn a major in Special Education but will not be recommended for licensure. See your faculty advisor for additional information.

Notes:


  • Declare a major in education in using Program of Study Management in MyPortal as soon as possible. You will be assigned a faculty advisor to work with you in planning your program.
  • You should apply for admission (this is NOT declaring your major) to the Teacher Education Program the semester you are enrolled in EDFS 201 Foundations of Education (3) . Requirements for admission:
    • Minimum overall GPA of 2.750 and 60 earned credit hours.
    • Passing scores on Praxis Core: Academic Skills for Educators designated by the South Carolina Department of Education OR qualifying SAT or ACT scores. Scores must be sent to the College of Charleston (Code R5113) and the SCDE (Code R8108).
    • Completing the application process during EDFS 201 .
    • If a student has transfer credit for a course that is equivalent to EDFS 201 , they must meet with the Teacher Education department chair and complete 1 hour of work.
    • A grade of C or higher in EDFS 201 Foundations of Education (3) .
  • Your admission process must be completed before taking EDFS 440 .

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation


None. All courses that may apply toward completion of course requirements within the major apply toward the major GPA calculation.

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