School of Education

Special Education Major

Elon's major in special education prepares candidates to teach students in special education, as well as general education. Candidates are prepared to teach students with high incidence disabilities including students with learning disabilities, attention disorders, emotional disturbance, intellectual disabilities and high-functioning autism in many educational settings (e.g. inclusion, resource and self-contained classrooms). They will be prepared to administer and interpret educational assessments, and use assessment data to guide instruction, and academic and behavioral interventions.

Upon successful completion of the dual licensure program and all licensure requirements, graduates are eligible for a North Carolina teaching license in Special Education (General Curriculum K-12) and a second license in general education, in one of the following licensure areas:

  • elementary education (K-6)
  • middle grades education (6-9)
  • secondary (9-12) English
  • secondary (9-12) math
  • secondary (9-12) science/biology
  • secondary (9-12) history

Special Education Requirements and Courses