Many students with mild disabilities are highly capable, but need specifically trained teachers who can give them the time and attention necessary. You could be the one to help these children overcome obstacles and grow to their fullest potential.
The Special Education Major at Erskine prepares students to meet the requirements for South Carolina teacher certification in Multi-Categorical Mild Disabilities, K-12. Graduates are prepared to teach kids with mild mental disabilities, learning disabilities, and behavior disorders from kindergarten through high school.
Erskine education faculty members give abundant personal attention to each teacher candidate. Teaching is more a craft than a mechanical process, and a teacher is a craftsman who must develop an individual style. We will get to know you well and help you develop your gifts into the skills of a great teacher.
Starting with their freshman year, Erskine education majors spend more time in active classrooms than most other education majors. Not only does classroom experience tell you if teaching is right for you, but there is no better way to learn to be a teacher than practicing it. Our graduates have found themselves more experienced than some teacher candidates who have master’s degrees in education.
Erskine’s Education program prepares teacher education candidates to assume professional positions as certified teachers in public schools in South Carolina.
Our Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the State Board of Education. The program was previously accredited by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Erskine teacher candidates who obtain South Carolina certification are usually eligible for reciprocity in other states, and Erskine alumni are certified teachers in Texas and California as well as all nearby states.