Track Information

Furman offers two tracks for the Special Education concentration: the Learning Disability Track and the Emotional & Behavioral Disorders Track.

These programs include preparation for special education through courses dealing with the nature of a specific disability and the related practica. Teachers who are pursuing this degree learn even more specialized intervention techniques and strategies to deal appropriately with children with special needs. The final practicum allows students to apply their skills and knowledge in a real-world setting.

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Scholarships Available

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M.A.Ed. Course Requirements (33 Credits)

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Undergraduate Fifth-Year Program

Meet Judy Stuart

Dr. Judy Stuart is an associate professor and the coordinator of special education programs for the Education Department. Dr. Stuart also coordinates programs and advises students seeking an education major without certification as preparation for non-teaching fields. She holds a bachelor’s degree in special education from Louisiana Tech University and a master’s and Ph.D. in special education from the University of New Orleans. Dr. Stuart has been actively involved in working with professionals in special education and other related service providers with particular interests centered on children with special needs and their families. She shares her passion through involvement in the community and in projects with Furman students.

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Judy Stuart

Associate Professor, Education; Coord., Special Education; Human Development

Temi Bidjerano

Associate Professor, Education; Research and Statistics

Michael Svec

Professor of Education

Scott Henderson

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor, Education; Director of National and International Scholarships; Philosophy and History of Education

Paul Thomas

Professor, Education; English and Secondary Education

Katie Kelly

Associate Professor, Education; Coord., Literacy Education

Bobbi Siefert

Associate Professor, Education; Coord., TESOL Program; Literacy Education

Patricia Hensley

Adjunct, Educatiion