Special Education BSEd(General Curriculum)/Special Education MEd(General Curriculum)(non-thesis)

Students who successfully complete this Double Dawgs program will be eligible for certification in Special Education in General Curriculum, have completed an advanced degree in Special Education-General Curriculum, and hold a Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia. As Special Education continues to be a critical shortage area in Georgia, this pathway positions gradates to be teacher leaders and reading intervention specialists 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 high incidence disabilities.

Admission to Program

The B.S.Ed. in Special Education General 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 General 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, 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.


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

EDSE 7120E, 3
EDSE 7150E, 3
EDSE 7250E, 3
EDSE 7770E, 3

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Students will apply to the Graduate School for the M.Ed. in Special Education-General Curriculum by October 15th in year 4. Students will need to provide a statement of purpose and current resume.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Alicia Davis
  • Email: davisa@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-296-7166
  • Address: 557 Aderhold Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Special Education 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. Kristin Sayeski
  • Email: ksayeski@uga.edu
  • Phone: n/a
  • Address: Aderhold Hall