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This certificate offers required coursework for Virginia teacher licensure in Special Education: Adapted Curriculum. 

This certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure information page.


Students who have completed graduate or undergraduate coursework equivalent to certificate coursework prior to admission to this program may request that some courses in this certificate be waived. Students who are eligible to waive coursework must complete a minimum of 15 credits to graduate. Students must earn a B- or better in all coursework.

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-SDAC

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 36


EDSE 501Introduction to Special Education3
EDSE 531Transition and Community-Based Instruction3
EDSE 532Positive Behavior Supports3
EDSE 533Curriculum and Assessment in Severe Disabilities3
EDSE 534Communication and Severe Disabilities3
EDSE 547Medical and Developmental Risk Factors for Children with Disabilities3
EDSE 557Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners3
EDSE 661Curriculum and Methods: Severe Disabilities3
EDSE 663Collaborative Teamwork to Support Students with Significant Disabilities3
EDSE 669Interdisciplinary Approach for Children with Sensory and Motor Disabilities3
6 credits of Internship6
Internship: Adapted Curriculum
Total Credits36