The classroom-based 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 App State Online 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 App State Online 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.

App State Online: Keep your lifeā€¦ Change your future.

More information on Special Education


  • Special education teacher
  • Teacher assistant
  • Tutor

Degree details


(Note: Not all courses listed may be delivered to App State Online students. Refer curriculum questions to the program contact.)

Program information

  • Four-to-five courses per semester, spring and fall

  • Student teaching is completed during the last semester, full time in a classroom setting
  • Some online elements may be integrated
  • Accelerated Admissions available for those wishing to pursue a graduate degree

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 120 hours by the end of the program.

Visit our transfer equivalency course search to see how your previous coursework transfers to Appalachian. For your convenience, our Pre-Application Evaluation form (watch our video to learn more) can help you determine if you meet the minimum program entry requirements.

Program Requirements

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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.