HGTC and CCU Partner with SC-CREATE for Special Education
(left to right): Becky Hubbard, HGTC Chair and Professor of Teacher Education; Dr. Jamia Thomas Richmond, CCU Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Engagement; Professor, Special Education
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) and Coastal Carolina University have partnered with SC-CREATE (Centers for the Re-education and Advancement of Teachers in Special Education) to become a new CREATE Center. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, SC-CREATE is a scholarship program sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) Office of Special Education Services. The program underwrites all tuition, textbook, and Praxis II exam costs for qualified participants. To receive continuous funds, students must remain employed full-time in a SC public or charter school.
The HGTC and CCU partnership, that began prior to the fall semester, is offering a new fully online bachelor’s degree program in Multi-Categorical Special Education that provides initial South Carolina Department of Education licensure to teach. Full-time employees (instructional and non-instructional staff, in and out of the classroom) from all 98 school districts across the state are eligible.
Upon completion of coursework at HGTC, students will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Teacher Education and will immediately transfer to CCU through a seamless partnership agreement between the two colleges.
The total grant HGTC received for the 2022-2023 academic year is $362,668.32.