What You'll Learn

Graduates of the Columbia College Special Education program must demonstrate a mastery of national standards for beginning teachers. We equip all of our teachers with the skills to excel in any classroom.

We'll expand your teaching knowledge and marketability. In addition to a strong educational foundation, our students are caring, committed professionals ready to making a difference in children’s lives through the use of innovative and individualized instruction.

Career Opportunities

After graduation, you will be prepared to teach in pre-k, elementary, middle and secondary programs for students with mild to moderate disabilities as well as general elementary classroom settings in the state of South Carolina.

We have a 100% job placement rate over the last two years.

The Columbia College Difference

Columbia College is committed to preparing candidates to deliver on the promise of education to every student including those identified as having special needs. You will be ready to lead in the field of Special Education.

You will be an be educator who embodies the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become a dedicated professional committed to working with others and providing a quality education for all students.

Additional Course Options


In addition to the multi-categorical program, candidates complete the coursework for certification in Elementary Education during their required program (additional coursework for other certification areas is also available).

Special Education is recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the South Carolina Department of Education.