The off-campus Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education at Appalachian

If you want a career working with children of all academic abilities, the Bachelor of Science in Special Education available through Distance Education at Appalachian is ideal for you.

This program leads to teacher licensure in grades K-12. It offers a newly enhanced program in special education with licensure in General Curriculum or in Adapted Curriculum.

Through this Distance Education program, you'll learn the skills essential to working with exceptional students. In addition, this program gives you the knowledge, leadership skills and experience to make a difference in the classroom.

Find your purpose-oriented career with Distance Education at Appalachian.

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Degree details

Program format

  • Full-time option: Four-to-five courses per semester, spring and fall

    Part-time option: Two-to-three evening courses per semester

  • Student teaching is completed during the last semester, full time in a classroom setting

Admission requirements

The following are criteria required for entry. After admission, you may need additional transfer hours. The hours delivered by Appalachian and your transfer hours must equal 122 hours by the end of the program.

Our convenient Pre-Application Evaluation form (watch our video to learn more) will help you determine how your previous coursework satisfies program entrance requirements.

Program Requirements


County Location Semester Start Application Deadline
Caldwell (full-time) Appalachian Center at Caldwell Fall July 1

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Out of State Licensure

Appalachian cannot confirm whether this professional licensure program will meet the requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina; therefore, prior to enrollment, if you intend to practice in another state, you must determine if this program meets requirements for licensure in your state by contacting your appropriate licensing agencies.