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Bryan Thomas, Department Chair
Social Sciences Department
(615) 220-7812

Michelle McEwen, Secretary III
Education and Social Sciences
(615) 220-7878
Smyrna Center, Building STAH

Special Education Modified K-12

Associates of Science (University Parallel-Area of Emphasis)

In Partnership with Tennessee Tech (TTU) Degree Checklist

Program Description

Classes offered in the Special Education Modified K-12 degree program are intended to prepare students for completion of a four-year degree program either through transfer or transition to a 2+2 program in partnership with TTU. Therefore, in addition to core collegiate coursework, students will also be introduced to the following:
  • how to successfully integrate today's instructional technology in the classroom
  • first aid and accident prevention
  • the exploration of physical, mental, social, and moral development of individuals from birth to the end of life
  • the development of exceptional children with focus on various types of conditions
  • research involving current trends, theoretical and legal considerations
  • a review of topics including general physics and chemistry

Practical Experience

Certain skills and instructional concepts will be reinforced through participation in the following activities:
  • hands-on lab experiences
  • introduction to tools for problem solving, sets, functions, logic, numeration systems and properties of operation
  • practice leading to certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Career Opportunities

  • special education teacher
  • resource teacher