Aug 12, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin Archived

Elementary Education, Special Education Distance Education Degree Completion Program, BSIS

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Major Requirements for All-Level Special Education

Students are certified to teach grades pre-K through 12th grade special education upon completion of degree and meeting additional certification requirements. See Elementary Education, Special Education, BSIS  for degree requirements.

Special Education Distance Education Degree Completion Program

Candidates who have at least 45 hours of coursework with 2.75 GPA may apply for this online certification program.

Requirements for admission include:

  1. self-discipline and technological skills
  2. a GPA of 2.75 in approved 45 hours of specified courses
  3. prior or current experiences with children and access to a special education classroom for field experience
  4. and commitment to four trips to Nacogdoches, Texas, one per semester.

Priorities for admission include individuals currently serving as paraprofessionals in special education classrooms; and individuals living 60 miles or more from campus or having other circumstances limiting the ability for on-campus instruction, including, but not limited to:

  • head of household with dependents
  • full-time job
  • primary care provider for family or other dependents
  • or other extenuating circumstances.

For information and an application, go to

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