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Special Education Program

Educational Foundations & Special Education

Special Education

Welcome to our Degree Programs

  • Special Education Faculty Fall 2018

    Special Education Faculty

  • Grads 2017

  • Yellow Sign Inspiration

  • Mollie Bellows wins a the Graduate Honors Awards Ceremony!

    Mollie Bellows, recent graduate in Special Education

  • Kim Hale with students at presentation

  • Special Education teacher graduates celebrating!

    Celebrating Graduation!

  • Jordan King wins at the Graduate Honors Awards Ceremony!

    Jordan King, current graduate in Special Education

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 Advance Studies program). 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 buttons to the left. 

Deadlines for Fall 2018 - Spring 2019  Year 

Special Education Admission Boards interview dates and Application dates

Applications due:

  • November 1, 2018
  • March 1, 2019

Special Education Admission Boards are:

  • November 30, 2018
  • Interviews will be conducted December 17 and 18, 2018





         Residency Information:                  Admission Board Material 

        Comprehsive Exams: 
       Info session: Spring 2019
       Exam: Spring 2019, date to be                  announced










 Special Education Program Student Feature: Meet Trevor Brooks!

Trevor Brooks



·         Trevor H. Brooks

·         -Trevor is 39 years old

·         -Kingsport, TN

·         -Married- Carmen D. Brooks/ 1 child Marley-Belle Brooks


           Hobbies and interests:

·         -Music Production, vinyl collecting, geneology, and building home              arcade systems


      Why I Chose Special Education 

              After a tedious stint in the corporate world, I finally chose to make the leap toward my dreams by being the first in my family to obtain a college degree.  Most importantly, I wanted to set an example for my daughter by selecting a noble profession that would allow me to be present as a parent and to choose service over self. I chose SPED, specifically modified, because I have always had a desire to work with students whose behavior and/or home life inhibits their progress as much or more than their mild/moderate disabilities. My Grandmother, Reba Brooks, was a Head Start teacher with this same underserved population and, through her, I saw the impact that one person can make on an individual and the community at large. I also chose this path because I was a difficult teen; I know first-hand what it is like to be pushed “downstairs” and passed through school because you are hard to deal with or troubled. I believe that it is my calling in life to show these students they can achieve their goals, there is a future for them, and they are of value to their community and the world. I know that my life and my experience in the SPED modified program at ETSU have armed me with the personal and professional tools that I need to fulfill this calling.  I am anxious to put those tools to use and build on my students strengths to heal their deficits.

Contact Dr. Tina Hudson ator more information concerning the Admission Boards interview and application dates.

** 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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