Bachelor of Science in
Middle School Education and Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 4 - 8


Middle School Education and Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 4 - 8

The Middle School Education and Special Education program at Southeastern trains teachers to meet an area of need as special educators in special and general education classrooms for grades 4 through 8. Students gain hands-on experience and receive high-quality instruction from dedicated faculty.

Other Concentrations

  • Math
  • English
  • Science
  • Social Studies



*Please note, an area of certification must be chosen for this degree from options listed.


Required Semester Hours 125 - 130

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation / 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/ National Institute for Excellence Teaching, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.

  • 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

Program Requirements

  • Total semester hours required: 125-130
  • Approximately 110 hours of field experience prior to student teaching
  • Pass all parts of the PRAXIS Core: Pre-Professional Skills Test in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • Have a 2.75 cumulative or degree grade point average and a 2.75 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 202
  • Successfully complete portfolio submissions during the program
  • Successfully complete student teaching or year-long residency


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Middle School Teacher, Grades 4-8
  • Middle School Special Education Teacher, Grades 4-8
  • Inclusion Teacher

Types of Employers

  • Parochial School Systems
  • Private School Systems
  • Public School Systems



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Student Orgs & Activities

Collegiate Association for Middle Level Education

Student Council for Exceptional Children

Southeastern Education Association for Students

Kappa Delta Pi

Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi