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BA Special Education

Bachelor of Arts in Special Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Special Education prepares students to meet the standard knowledge and skills that are specified for teacher preparation, including content specific standards, teacher standards and pedagogical standards of effective teaching in Pre-K-12th grade and impact on student achievement. The program is designed to prepare students to become effective special education teachers who are capable of working with children and youth who have a variety of disabilities and in differing developmental stages. Graduates from this program are prepared to play a vital role in developing their students’ capacities to lead lives that are productive and independent.

Courses and experiences include instruction, observation, and practice to demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Content knowledge and expertise
  • Instructional design, planning, and delivery
  • Learning environment and management
  • Knowledge of students and student learning for instructional delivery and facilitation
  • Assessment to engage, monitor and inform instructional decision-making
  • Professional practices, responsibilities, and conduct

Employment Opportunities

  • Elementary and Secondary Classroom Special Education Teacher (certification required)
  • Private Tutor
  • Special Education Department Lead

General Requirements for Admission:
The applicant must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or one of the equivalents as defined by the Department of Higher Education HEA Sec. 484(d) and detailed below:

  • A GED Certificate.
  • A certified or other official completion documentation demonstrating that the student has passed a state-authorized examination (such as the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or a state-recognized equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • A conferred associate degree.
  • Successfully completed at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in the awarding of a degree, but that is acceptable for full credit toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, may provide the official transcripts from the transferring institution.
  • Conditional acceptance is available for students applying while still in high school. Students must receive their high school diploma or equivalent prior to being admitted to AGMU.  Students must provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalent prior to receiving a diploma or degree from AGMU.

Supporting Documentation:
Applicants must provide evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation from secondary school to an authorized University member.  Only original documents will be considered as evidence.  Original documents such as:

  • A General Education Diploma (GED) or other diploma or graduation document.
  • Certification prepared by a secondary institution or agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
  • Applicants who have completed previous college-level coursework must provide an official transcript from the transferring institution (this means a document issued by the institution which includes an official seal, generally with a stamp stating “official transcript”). 
  • Applicants who have not completed 60 semester or 72 quarter hours at a recognized institution of higher education must provide evidence of a high school diploma or its equivalent as defined above.

If the applicant cannot leave the original document for his admission record, the admission’s officer will make a copy and certify with their initials that it is a copy from the original.
Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs.

If the applicant is enrolling in a bilingual program, before enrolling in any course, the applicant may be required to take a language proficiency assessment. Please refer to the AGMU Language Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.


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