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Special Education

Palmetto College

Palmetto College’s Bachelor of Arts in Special Education degree is designed to prepare you for success as a teacher of special needs children in grades K-12.


The curriculum provides a foundation upon which the pedagogy and pedagogical content knowledge are built and dispositions such as responsible citizenship, respect for diversity, and cross-cultural understandings are developed. Your education degree from USC Aiken will prepare you to become a successful Dynamic Educator who can plan, instruct, manage, communicate, and grow professionally.

Currently certified South Carolina Teachers can add-on certification in Special Education through taking the appropriate coursework offered in this program. Access the appropriate link below to see the needed coursework.

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Eligibility & Requirements


Total Credit Hours Earned


Overall GPA

Students who have not completed these requirements can do so at any of our Palmetto College campuses statewide, or at any technical college. To find out if you are qualified to apply for this program, please contact a Palmetto College advisor.

Palmetto College’s Special Education (Multicategorical) program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and holds National recognition by the Council for Exceptional Children.

CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

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Hours Required 126-129 hrs
Available Online 59 hrs
GPA Required (first semester) 2.75
GPA Required (student teaching) 3.0

Program Length

The program will take 2.5 years to complete. If you work full-time and would like to take a lighter course load, we can accommodate you.

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