The Philosophy of the Special Education program reflects the belief that all
students are unique, differing from one another intellectually, emotionally,
socially, and physically, and can learn in the least restrictive environment in
accordance with Special Education rules, regulations, and guidelines.
The program goals are to:
1. to prepare African-American teachers, supervisors, and supportive staff, to
develop and implement an integrated curriculum in the regular classroom;
2. to serve as a consultant to regular classroom teachers of various disciplines
and grade levels;
3. to provide additional instruction in resource rooms or other settings.
To provide a competency-based teacher program through courses and
experience designed to prepare competent facilitators of learning with a
multicultural perspective to serve in both public and private settings. These
courses and experiences provide the students with the requirements established
by the Tennessee State Department of Education for Exceptional Learning
Special Education; Modified K-12.