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Special Education

The Special Education Program provides opportunities for the study of school-age learners with mild to moderate disabilities (learning disabilities, behavior and/or emotional disabilities, and mild/moderate intellectual disabilities.

Students enrolling in this program learn about trends and issues in the field of special education, characteristics and needs of students with mild to moderate disabilities, specialized teaching methods for working with these students, strategies for collaboration with parents and/or families and colleagues, positive means for providing behavior supports, and technology applications that support students’ education.



The Interpreting, Deaf Education, and Advocacy Services (IDEAS) major provides opportunities for study in three concentrations: Advocacy and Services for the Deaf; K–12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure; and Interpreter Preparation. All areas of study focus on the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing children emphasizing language acquisition, teaching methods, and communication modes.

This is the only program of its kind at the undergraduate level in the southeastern United States that is specifically geared towards advocating and providing services to individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing.

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This interdisciplinary program is co-administered by the Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). Experienced and committed faculty members from both departments teach, advise, and mentor students through this innovative course of study.

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Our transfer students play a huge part in our success. We believe in providing a supportive environment to help you seamlessly transfer and continue your education with us.

If you have completed an AAS degree, your credits will transfer on a course-by-course basis unless your degree is covered by a specific 2Plus program.

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Committed to the Success of our Students

Fulfilling a desire from our undergraduate students for further tools to help them be successful, the Academic Support Hub provides additional supports for School of Education students by offering tutoring services in a variety of areas. Students can obtain extra assistance in ASL, Math 112, CSC 120, and in preparing for Praxis exams.

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A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship and funding opportunities offered in the School of Education.

department OF Specialized Education Services (SES)

School of Education Building
Room 444

Mailing Address:
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402