Bachelor of Science in General Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities


Department of Teaching and Learning

The Special Education program at Southeastern trains teachers to meet an area of need as special educators in special and general education classrooms for grades kindergarten through 12. Students gain hands-on experience and receive high-quality instruction from dedicated faculty.

Career Information
Types of Jobs
  • Elementary Education Teacher, Grades 1-5 or Grades 4-8
  • Inclusion Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Middle School Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher, Grades 1-5 or Grades 4-8
Types of Employers
  • Parochial School Systems
  • Private School Systems
  • Public School Systems
  • Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council for Exceptional Children

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes aligned with COMPASS/Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, Learned Societies and the College of Education Conceptual Framework

  • Faculty consists of highly qualified and caring individuals dedicated to producing the highest quality teachers

  • Graduates receive dual certification in elementary and special education

  • The TeachLivE virtual-rehearsal classroom featuring real-time avatars with unique characteristics is available for students to practice classroom management, pedagogy and content teaching skills in a virtual environment

  • Lekotek, a toy lending library with child and family support, offers pedagogical experiences for students and opportunities for collaboration with schools and community groups

  • Snoezelen, a multi-sensory environment to support children and other individuals, provides opportunities for student involvement with multiple disciplines on campus, schools and community groups

  • Honors curriculum available

  • Total semester hours required: 125-130

  • 180 hours of field experience prior to student teaching

  • Pass all parts of the PRAXIS I: Pre-Professional Skills Test in Reading, Writing and Mathematics

  • Have a 2.5 cumulative or degree grade point average and a 2.5 cumulative or degree grade point average in work completed at Southeastern

  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required professional courses in Education and Educational Psychology

  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses in first teaching fields (identified on the curriculum sheet)

  • Pass PRAXIS II examinations in Principles of Learning and Teaching and Content Area Specialty Tests

  • Complete and earn a grade of "B" or better in Education 201 and 211 or 203 and 212

  • Successfully complete portfolio submissions during the program

  • Successfully complete student teaching

  • General Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 1-5

  • General Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 4-8

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Grades 1-5

  • Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education, Grades 4-8

  • Master of Education in Special Education

  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Student Council for Exceptional Children

  • Southeastern Education Association for Students

  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi


Contact Information

Ms. Beth Berry


Mailing address: SLU 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 2018A

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