||Instruction and Curriculum Leadership
||459 Special Education PreK-3
460 Special Education Modified K-12 (Online option)
461 Special Education Comprehensive
This course of study leads to initial certification for Special Education in one
of the following areas:
- Early Childhood: Teachers are licensed to teach infants and young children from birth through age
6. Programs may be delivered in the children's homes or in special or integrated preschool
- Modified: Teachers are licensed to teach students with mild disabilities. Such students have
traditionally been served in resource rooms for some part of their education. Currently,
most of these children are taught in inclusive settings in the general education classroom. NOTE:
This program can be taken completely online. There are also courses taught on campus
with online support for students who prefer not to take it online.
- Comprehensive: Teachers are licensed to teach students with moderate, severe, and profound disabilities.
Such students have traditionally been served in full-time special classes.
The program includes course work in students with special needs as well as best practice
in evidenced based methodologies. In addition, courses in consultation and collaboration,
computer technology, assessment, behavior management, inclusion, and trends and issues
in Special Education are offered. The degree program is designed to prepare students
to meet competencies for Tennessee licensure. Upon completion of all degree requirements,
including student teaching, and all testing (PRAXIS) requirements, students may apply
for initial teacher licensure in Tennessee