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 leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in special education or licensure in special education. The program is designed with a focus on urban education to prepare teachers, supervisors, and support staff.
The program goals are to:
•Prepare teachers, supervisors, and supportive staff, to develop and implement an integrated curriculum in the regular classroom;
•Serve as a consultant to regular classroom teachers of various disciplines and grade levels;
•Provide additional instruction in resource rooms or other settings.
Chair's Welcome Statement
Our academic disciplines allow you to specialize your focus to one area of interest. They are a part of your transition into higher education which involves being aware that each discipline is a distinct discourse community with specific vocabularies, styles, and modes of communication.
Here you will find the Special Education Course Requirements.
Here you will find the Major Maps for Special Education
Here you will find the course descriptions for special education.
Here you can learn more about our future teacher education program!
Victoria PattersonC/O 2024
This month's featured student
I selected Fisk because I have always had a passion for HBCU history and the culture. The majority of my family have attended HBCUs, so I grew up looking forward to attending one and having a place to connect with my Black brothers and sisters from all over the world. As soon as I visited Fisk, I knew it was where I wanted to be. I love the energy, location, and especially the unique history. The campus is beautiful and I love the close-knit family bond we all share. Upon finishing my International Business degree at Fisk, I plan on getting my MBA. My goal is to find a position at a company that will allow me to travel internationally. Ultimately, I would love to own my own business.