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Special Education

Study Special Education at Erskine College!

Many students with mild disabilities are highly capable but need specifically trained teachers who can give them the time and attention they need. Special Education is crucial to the success of these students! You could be the one to help children overcome obstacles and grow to their fullest potential.

Prepare for Your Career in Special Education


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.

Real-World Experience

As an education major, you will spend time in the classroom, giving you the hands-on experience you need as a teacher. Graduates consistently report being well prepared for their first year of teaching.


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.


Sarah Little

Associate Professor of Education
Faculty Profile
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