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Special Education Program

Educational Foundations & Special Education

Special Education

Welcome to our Degree Programs

  • Special Education Faculty Fall 2019

    Jennifer Cook, Angela Livingston, Jim Fox, Sara Beth Hitt, John Wheeler, Dawn Rowe, Arnold Nyarambi, Pamela Mims, Cynthia Chambers, Lori Marks Not pictured: Cathy Galyon

  • Mollie Bellows wins a the Graduate Honors Awards Ceremony!

    Mollie Bellows, recent graduate in Special Education

  • Kim Hale with students at presentation

  • Ashwag Alghamdi presenting

  • Dr. Fox

    Dr. Fox exploring the use of VR for students with disabilities

  • Candace Bacon, Carolynn Anders, Lindsey Swank, and Dr. Lori Marks

  • Dr. Chambers, Lindsey Swink, Dr. Marks May 2019 Graduation

    Dr. Chambers, Lindsey Swank, and Dr. Marks

  • Dr. Fox, Abbey Booher, Dr. Mims, May 2019 Graduation

    Dr. Fox, Abbey Booher, and Dr. Mims

  • AshwagAlghamdi May 2019 Graduation

    Ashwag Alghamdi

The Special Education Program offers undergraduate and graduate programs that meet teacher licensure requirements in the state of Tennessee. A non-licensure track is also available to graduate level students who want to work in areas of developmental disabilities and related human services positions that do not require a teaching license (please see our Advanced Studies program). In addition, we offer three add-on graduate certificates that are available completely online (SPED Early Childhood Add-On, SPED High Incidence Disabilities Add-On, SPED Low Incidence Disabilities Add-On).At the undergraduate level the course of study earns a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. Successful completion of the graduate program earns a Master of Education in Special Education. Prospective students may get information about teacher licensure and non-licensure programs by clicking on the Programs & Degree Requirements link on the left. 


The Special Education Program Welcomes Dr. Dawn Rowe 

Dawn Rowe



Dawn A. Rowe, PhD, is an incoming Associate Professor in SPED at ETSU. Her current research interests include family engagement, life skills instruction, collaboration, and transition from school to adult life for students with disabilities. She served as a teacher and transition specialist for youth with disabilities in the public-school system for 12 years. Dr. Rowe’s publications have focused on transition assessment, transition skill instruction for low incidence disabilities, and family engagement.

Dr. Rowe also will be the new academic editor for the Council for Exceptional Children’s research-to-practice journal, TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC). We look forward to welcoming Dr. Rowe to Clemmer College!


** Early Childhood goes online!  For more information about this program contact Dr. Cathy Galyon 

**  New Cohorts being created!  Information on course rotation is posted. More information added as soon as it is available. For more information on this, contact Joel Trammel at: 

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