Special Education Collaborative K-6 & 6-12 (SCD)

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The SCD Program (Special Education Collaborative K-6 & 6-12) supports the JSU learning-centered mission through development of culturally sensitive collaborative teachers who develop and implement instruction differentiated for the needs of each learner.

  • Graduates are qualified for a Class B Professional Teaching Certificate in the State of Alabama in Collaborative Special Education in K-6 and 6-12, Mild and Severe Settings.
  • The program focuses on collaborative strategies combined with differentiated instruction and positive behavioral support.
  • The program includes specialized training in a wide variety of Special Education areas including Assistive Technology, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and diversity
  • Specialized training in the Science of Reading ensures that program graduates are prepared to teach literacy at all levels and to all students.

Potential Careers

  • Certified Teacher in Collaborative/Special Education in grades K-12
  • Many other careers related to teaching and education,
  • Other careers requiring advanced skills in communication, long- and short-range planning, and professionalism.

Median Annual Salary

Special Education teacher in Alabama  (Average Salary) $52,000