What are the strengths of the program?
The Elementary/Special Education program prepares teachers to successfully teach to the diversity of students in the classroom. The dual degree program ensures that teacher candidates have strong foundations in elementary education and PreK-5 general education special education. The program places emphasis on literacy, diversity, and technology.
What kind of degree/certification will I receive?
Degree-seeking students will receive a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education General Curriculum. Completion of this program leads to eligibility for recommendation for two Level-4 standard renewable certificates: PK-5th grade and Special Education General Curriculum.
Where are the classes offered?
All classes for the program are offered at Mercer locations in Atlanta, Douglas County (Lithia Springs), Eastman, Henry County (McDonough), and Macon.
When do the classes meet?
Mercer University’s Regional Academic Centers are designed to meet the needs of working adults. Classes meet on weekday evenings or on Saturdays, once a week for eight weeks. There are two eight-week sessions during each of the Fall and Spring Semesters, as well as one eight-week and one four-week session during the Summer Semester. Most enrolled students take two classes per session for full time enrollment for the semester, meeting two different days of the week.