The Special Education major has been designed to ensure adequate preparation to support professionals teaching students with disabilities through a program of study of professional education, special education core, and comprehensive standards. Students who complete the degree will attain the following skills and competencies:
LMU’s Special Education Comprehensive K-12 Education Program is aligned with the regulations and criteria that govern teacher Education programs by the State of Tennessee, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Teacher education candidates are placed in PK-12 Partnership Schools. These schools are located in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.
After completing your bachelor's degree, you may choose to continue your education by enrolling in the master of education program housed in LMU's Graduate Department of the Carter & Moyers School of Education.
Students enrolled in the Teacher Education Program belong to the Student Education Association (SEA), an organization devoted to encouraging professional development, addressing educational issues, and promoting professional ethics and standards.