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About this Bachelor's Degree

Since 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi has served as the flagship for teacher education in our state. Our professors are highly respected as leaders in research and service as it relates to preparing future teachers, and our graduates hold teaching positions across the globe. We are proud and confident because of the foundation they received at Southern Miss.

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education prepares individuals to teach or work in several areas of exceptionality. The non-licensure track program is designed to prepare candidates to work with individual with disabilities in non-school settings, including adult services.  Those interested in working as teachers in school settings should enroll in the licensure track program.

Student Learning Outcomes / Program Objectives

  • Candidates will articulate a content and theoretical knowledge base in their particular areas of special education research and study.
  • Candidates will articulate and demonstrate special education pedagogical knowledge.
  • Candidates will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate research to contribute to the improvement of teaching and learning.
  • Candidates will integrate technological resources and skills in learning.   
  • Candidates will value professional development and service to the community as a career-long opportunity and responsibility.