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.

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Program Admission Requirements

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 2.5 (Regents) or a GPA of 2.5 (Overall) as a transfer candidate into Augusta University.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.

Track Sheet

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 345.
  • 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 4000 level)

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 school.

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.

Contact Us


Allison Timmons
University Hall, Suite 366, Rm 363

Pre-Admission Advising:

Stephanie Nicholson

  Stephanie Nicholson
University Hall, Suite 262


Special Education Program Coordinator:

Dr. Jessica Simpson
University Hall, Suite 366


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


Application- Current Students