It’s about giving everyone a chance, and having the compassion and to teach students with disabilities to be successful learners.
The Bachelor of Science in Special Education 3+1 Program is for students transferring from Leeward Community College. It is designed to prepare you for special education careers in diverse and multicultural schools. Graduates of this program can be licensed to teach Special Education K-12, K-6, or 6-12.
Upon completion of the undergraduate B.S. program in Special Education, students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of learner development, learner differences, diverse students and the learning environment to optimize learning for SPED students.
- Describe central concepts, tools of inquiry and structures of the subject matter disciplines for SPED students.
- Utilize formative and summative assessments, to determine, select, and implement effective instructional strategies for SPED students.
- Analyze the history, values, commitments, and ethics of the teaching profession within the school community.
- Explain the Marianist tradition of providing an integral, quality education within diverse learning communities.
Online Degree Requirements
Students transferring from Leeward Community College must have completed a prescribed set of courses totaling 90 credits before transferring to Chaminade.
During senior year at Chaminade, students will need to complete 33 credits which includes 18 credits in their major and 15 credits of upper division coursework.
(Must be taken at Chaminade)
- Upper Division Outside of Major Courses (choose three)
- Interdisciplinary Course (chose one)
- Religion (choose one): RE 300 Level Courses
- ED 405 SPED: Math
- ED 465 Mild and Moderate Disabilities
- ED 490 Student Teaching Seminar
- ED 486C Student Teaching SPED
- Passing scores for Praxis II or subject-credit eligibility requirements per HTSB guidelines