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.
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:
Completion of areas A-F of your track sheet. All candidates must complete EDUC 2110,
2120, and 2130 before entering the program.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 (Regents) or a GPA of 2.5 (Overall) as a transfer candidate into
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.
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.
A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.
Special Education for Current Paraprofessionals
Program Admission Requirements
60+ transfer hours required.
Transfer GPA Requirement of 2.5
Educator Ethics Program Entry Exam (#350). Assessment is not scored but must be completed.
Pre-Service Certification Application – available from AU Certification Office UH
Background Check - Record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.
Content Area Concentration Identified and 6 hours transferred.
Language Arts or Social Studies for Fall Cohort
Math for Summer Cohort
(6 hours taken pre-admit 1000 or 2000 level, 3 additional hours taken at AU 3000 or
Once candidates begin the program they will be expected to participate in the “cohort”
online model and must follow the program outline. One cohort will begin in FALL with
content concentration in ENGL or SS.
17 total classes (including EDTD 2011, elective, and student teaching)
All courses will be full-term and online. Student teaching will occur in a district
LA Content Certification will need one ENGL course (3 credit hours) and a combo of
ENGL and SS (3 courses - 9 credit hours) for content/instruction courses.
SS Content Certification will need one SS course (3 credit hours) and a combo of ENGL
and SS (3 courses – 9 credit hours) for content/instruction courses.
Elective – could be transferred or could take recommended LA or SS
EDTD 2011 – Ed Tech – needs to be taken if a comparable course doesn’t transfer.