Special Education BSEd(Adapted Curriculum)/Special Education MEd(Special Education Adapted Curriculum – Autism)

Students who successfully complete this Double Dawgs program will be eligible for certification in Special Education Adapted Curriculum (P-12 and hold an advanced degree in Special Education Adapted Curriculum (P-12). As Special Education continues to be a critical shortage area in Georgia, this pathway positions gradates to be teacher leaders in K-12 public schools. Graduates are recommended for a master’s level teaching certificate (T-5), which earns a higher teacher salary in Georgia and indicates that the graduate is prepared to provide evidence-based practices in Special Education as well as to support other faculty in providing appropriate interventions for students with low incidence disabilities.

Admission to Program

The B.S.Ed. in Special Education Adapted Curriculum follows a cohort model with students beginning in the fall semester each year. Applying to the B.S.Ed./M.Ed. pathway means applying to join a cohort and indicating interest in the B.S.Ed./M.Ed. Double Dawg pathway on the cohort application. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis during each spring semester until cohorts reach capacity.

To enter the BSED in Special Education Adapted Curriculum program, students must meet the following minimum criteria:
1). Demonstrate a 2.8 GPA or higher,
2.) Demonstrate proof of completion of the GACE Ethics Program Entry Assessment.
3.) Completion of Core Areas I-VI, a grade of C or better in EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC(EPSY) 2130, a grade of B or better in EDSE 2000, and minimum 2.8 GPA

All students admitted to the pathway are required to have a GAPSC pre-service certificate prior to taking EDSE 4440: Practicum in Special Education.

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

EDSE 6010/6010E
EDSE 7010
EDSE 7110E
EDSE 7160

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

N/A

Admission to Graduate Program

Students will apply to the Graduate School in Year 4 for admission in summer of Year 4. Applications are due no later than April 1st. Required documentation includes the Graduate School application, application fee, statement of purpose, resume, and unofficial transcripts. If the student's Grade Point Average for at least 60 hours of undergraduate coursework is 3.2 or above, the student will NOT have to take an entrance exam. If a student's Grade Point Average for 60 hours of coursework is below 3.2, the student will be required to take an entrance exam. The student will have the option of taking either the Graduate Record Exam or the Miller Analogies Test.

Program Advisor

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Special Education (also offered at Griffin and Online) B.S.Ed.
  • Department/College: Communication Sciences and Special Education

Advising Contact

  • Name: Emily Robinson
  • Email: egr2013@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-6208
  • Address: Aderhold Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Special Education M.Ed.
  • Department/College: Communication Sciences and Special Education

Advising Contact

  • Name: Dr. Alicia Davis
  • Email: davisa@uga.edu
  • Phone: n/a
  • Address: Aderhold Hall