The BSEd in Special Education is designed to prepare candidates to become able and responsive educators for students with special needs in grades prekindergarten through 12. Candidates will develop competencies through classroom instruction, observation, and participation with elementary, middle, and high school students.

Members of the Augusta University SPED Club host events for children with special needs.

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Formal admission into the educator preparation programs is separate from admission to Augusta University. Only candidates who satisfy the following criteria will be considered for admission into the BSEd in Special Education Educator Preparation Program:

  1. Completion of areas A-F of your track sheet. All candidates must complete EDUC 2110, 2120, and 2130 before entering the program.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.75 (Regents) or a GPA of 2.75 (Overall) as a transfer candidate into Augusta University.
  3. Successful performance on the GACE Program Admission Test. Note: Candidates may exempt the GACE Program Admission Test if one of the following is satisfied:
    •      SAT-Composite score of 1030 using Math & Verbal
    •      ACT- Composite score of 43 using Math & English
    •      GRE- Composite score of 1030 using Quantitative & Verbal
  4. Successful completion of the Educator Ethics – Program Entry Exam (350). This assessment is not scored but must be completed for program admission. In order to take the ethics assessment, create or update your MyPSC account on the GaPSC website, choose Augusta University as your program provider and select option 7 as your reason for testing. In one to two days, you will receive a testing link form ETS. This will allow you to both pay and complete the assessment.
  5. Candidates will not be eligible for acceptance until they have submitted the Pre-Service Certification application available from the Augusta University Certification Office in UH 345.
  6. A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.

Course Requirements    TRACK SHEET

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  Dr. Jessica Simpson
University Hall, Suite 366
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Application deadlines

In order for an individual to be considered the online application and all materials must be received on or before the deadlines below.

Fall: June 2nd

Spring: December 1st