Collaborative Teacher Special Education

Program Options

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Alternative Masters (M.Ed.)*

Traditional Masters (M.Ed./M.S.)*

*distance learning degree option

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation,
and Counseling

The Collaborative Teaching Special Education program prepares students to be highly qualified teachers in order to serve students with disabilities in the elementary and secondary grades. The program includes coursework that covers all disabilities, except sensory impairments, and all levels of severity. Emphasis is placed on collaboration with general education in an inclusive setting.

Distance Learning Option

Distance program offerings in Collaborative Teacher Special Education include the alternative master’s and traditional master’s degrees. Courses are primarily offered asynchronously via online. Contact the Program Coordinator for additional program specific information relating to technology, exam, software/hardware, and technical competence requirements.

Additional Distance Education Information

Accreditation and Approvals

Auburn University holds regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Auburn University’s College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The bachelor’s and master’s programs in Special Education are approved by the Alabama State Board of Education. In addition, the State of Alabama signs the National Association of State Directors of Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement which facilitates the applications of graduates when they apply for certification in other states.

Student Organizations

Best Buddies

Core Program Faculty

Caroline Dunn

Craig Darch

Margaret Flores

Vanessa Hinton

Dr. Caroline Dunn
Professor and
Program Coordinator

Dr. Craig Darch
Distinguished Professor

Dr. Margaret Flores
Associate Professor

Dr. Vanessa Hinton

Karen Rabren

AmySue Reilly

Peggy Shippen

 Kelly Schweck

Dr. Karen Rabren
Professor and Director
Auburn Transition
Leadership Institute


Dr. AmySue Reilly
Associate Professor

Dr. Peggy Shippen

Kelly Schweck
Project Director and Instructor
Field Experience Coordinator and
Undergraduate Advisor

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014

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