B.A.Ed. in Special Education
Help K-12 special education students to overcome challenges and strive to be their very best.
The Bachelor of Arts in Special Education program at the Ole Miss School of Education combines coursework with hands-on experiences that will equip them to work with K-12 students who have special needs.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Special Education are provided with an initial K-12 teaching license in Mississippi and the key skills needed to be an effective special education instructor.
After receiving licensure, Ole Miss School of Education Special Education program graduates have the opportunity to work with special needs students in the K-12 setting.
All Ole Miss Special Education program participants receive the opportunity to utilize a variety of field experiences that will help prepare them for the challenges and rewards of working with special needs students.
B.A.Ed. in Special Education Faculty
Dr. Denise A. Soares, Associate Professor of Special Education and Special Education Program Coordinator, earned her doctorate in educational psychology with a concentration in special education from Texas A&M. She also served as a teacher and administrator for 18 years.
In addition to completion of the core curriculum, the B.A.E. with a major in special education requires the professional education courses shown below plus the following content area, related areas, and electives to reach a minimum of 122 semester hours: Content Area Courses (30 hours total): Health science or nutrition (3 hours) Spch 102 (3 hours) Math 245 (3 hours) Math 246 (3 hours) Geog 101 (3 hours) CSD 201 (3 hours) Edrd 355 (6 hours) Psy 301 or 311 (3 hours) Sw 315 or 402 (3 hours) Electives (6 hours) Professional Education Courses (39 hours) Edsp 308, Edci 352, Edsp 327, Edci 353*, Edsp 329*, Edsp 335*, Edsp 402 *, Edsp 403*, Edsp 405*, Edle 467*, and Edci 419* (*Admission to Phase II of the Teacher Education Program is required before taking these courses.) Note: A minimum grade of C is required in all professional education courses, content courses, and related courses. If this minimum of C is not met, the course(s) must be retaken before enrolling in the next level of professional education courses.
In addition to meeting the undergraduate admission requirements for the university, applicants for the Special Education program should have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
Kelley Hansbrough was the recipient of the 2017 Griffin Family Impact Award.
The University of Mississippi has chapters for The Council for Exceptional Children, Teachers of Tomorrow, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, and the UbD Consultation Group.