Special Education A.A. (EDSA)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

Pre-professional program provides a foundation for continued study toward a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. Students pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Secondary Education are provided with the fundamental knowledge of individuals with special needs. A wide range of electives permits students to select courses that will fulfill requirements of four-year colleges or universities to which they wish to transfer. It is essential that students consult with a counselor or faculty advisor when planning their academic programs. Field experiences and observations are incorporated into the program.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of exceptionalities linked to assessment, planning, and implementation of special educational strategies.
  • describe theories and beliefs about teaching and learning of students with exceptionalities.
  • identify special education law and its impact on the profession.
  • identify complexities of the relationship with families of individuals with disabilities to support and advocate for the child’s learning and well-being. 
Students should consult the catalog of the four-year college or university to which he or she plans to transfer to ensure that degree requirements are being properly met. Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.