Earn your undergraduate degree in Multicategorical Special Education with no tuition or textbook costs! 

Through the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services, the CREATE partnership exists to prepare highly qualified professionals who will serve the needs of students with disabilities in the public schools of South Carolina. 

In collaboration with Columbia College, the CREATE program fully pays full tuition and textbook costs up to 11sh each semester for participants that are full-time employees in the public schools of SC.

To be eligible, individuals must:

  • be employed full-time in SC public/charter schools and SCDE-operated programs including Teacher Assistants, non-instructional staff, and central office Staff in non-leadership positions.
  • be WITHOUT a Bachelor’s degree. 

All coursework is available online with synchronous meeting times and required field experiences are coordinated through the school district in which the participant is employed.