One of the few online programs of its kind in Georgia, Brenau’s special education bachelor’s degree enables you to teach in one of education’s highest-need areas. Prepare for certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) as you plan, implement and evaluate lesson plans for students with mild disabilities from pre-K through high school.
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Become an exceptional teacher at a university that’s filled Georgia’s classrooms with them since 1878. Here’s what’s in store for you at Brenau:
Georgia needs at least 2,000 more special education teachers by 2028. Meet this demand by becoming state-certified through this program.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor
In addition to spending decades in schools across Georgia, Brenau education faculty are experienced in providing personalized instruction in an online setting.
About 85% of Brenau students receive some kind of financial aid. Your enrollment coach will help find money you may qualify for, such as the TEACH Grant.
Since we first went online in 1998, thousands of Brenau students have reaped the benefits of having easy access to their courses at home, on a lunch break at work or even the local coffee shop. Here’s what you can expect in this program:
Your online curriculum includes a combination of liberal education courses, core education major courses and concentration courses in a specific subject you choose.
If not exempted by SAT/ACT/GRE scores, you must pass all three parts of the GACE PAA to be admitted to Teacher Education before you can be placed for any clinical experiences.
Pass the Teaching Field Content Exams assessments in your specific special education teaching area, administered by GACE (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators). This is required before you will be placed for student teaching. 100% of Brenau special education graduates pass these exams.
You will student teach and participate in other field experiences. Here, you’ll apply what you’ve learned with real students.
Receive your teaching license and become an in-demand educator. Brenau graduates have gone on to teach at schools throughout Georgia.