In order to receive the maximum transfer credit, candidates must do the following:

1. Complete the approved courses identified by this agreement. 

2. Earn no less than a grade of C in any course.

3. Meet with a Columbia College advisor after you have been accepted at Columbia College to register for classes.

4. Complete the courses outlined for your major (see below) at Midlands Technical College or after transferring to Columbia College. After enrolling at Columbia College, students are allowed to take up to 15 semester hours of transient credit at another institution.

5. It is strongly recommended that you take the Praxis I before enrolling at Columbia College. If you do not take the Praxis I, you may submit a minimum of 1650 on the SAT or a minimum of 24 on the ACT composite.\praxis.

6. You may also be required to take an English, math, and/or language proficiency exam at Columbia College.

7. Transcripts from all colleges attended will be evaluated for transfer credit. The maximum transfer credit awarded from a junior or technical college is 72 semester hours.

8. At least 33 semester hours of course work must be completed at Columbia College to earn a baccalaureate degree.

9. Work schedule flexibility must allow for you to meet the field experience requirements contained in methods and field courses that are taken over four semesters. These field experiences must be completed during the day in public school settings.

10. Sixty-four consecutive days in a school are required for the Directed Teaching semester. The final semester of Directed Teaching is fulltime.


Midlands Technical College and Columbia College, reserve the right to modify requirements for transfer. Please refer to the online academic catalog at for updated information.

Bachelor of Arts in Special Education     Multi-categorical Pre-K through 12th grade

Special Instructions

Technical College Course

Transfers to Columbia College


ENG 101

ENG 101


ENG 102

ENG 102


SPC 205

COMM 100

Take both courses

SPA 101 and SPA 102 (6 sem. hours)

Fulfills 3 (sem. hours) of the language requirement

Must take SPA 201 to complete requirement

Choose one

ENG203, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 214, 234, or 236

Humanities requirement

Choose one

HIS 101 or HIS 102

Humanities requirement

Choose one

HIS 201, HIS 202, PSC 201

Humanities requirement

Choose one

REL 101, 102, 103, 201, or PHI 101

Humanities requirement


MAT 250

MATH 117

Choose one

BIO 101, 112, 210

Natural science requirement

Choose one

AST 101, AST 102, CHM 101, CHM 105, CHM 110, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 221, or PHY 222

Natural science requirement


SOC 220

SOC 221

Choose two

ART 101, ECD 138, or THE 101

Fine arts requirement


EDU 201 (3 sem. hrs.)

EDU 110 (1 sem. hour)

Take any/all

ECD 105, ECD 107, ECD 131, ECD 138, ECD 201, ECD 252, EDU 201, MAT 251

Program requirement

These courses total more than 72 sem. hours. The maximum you can transfer is 72, so plan accordingly.

Updated 9-20-10