This certificate is designed for elementary and secondary education teachers. Coursework provides knowledge and skills for working with students with disabilities, and meets Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requirements for teachers endorsed in elementary education (such as early/primary education preK-3 or elementary education preK-6) or in English, history and social sciences, mathematics, biology, chemistry, Earth science, or physics to add a grade level endorsement in special education: general curriculum.
The VDOE add-on endorsement is grade-level specific and requires a current VDOE endorsement in elementary education (such as early/primary education preK-3 or elementary education preK-6) or in English, history and social sciences, mathematics, biology, chemistry, Earth science, or physics.
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 12 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.
Total credits: 16
This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.
|EDSE 501||Introduction to Special Education||3|
|EDSE 544||Adapted Instructional Methods and Transition for Secondary Learners 1||3|
|or EDSE 627||Assessment|
|EDSE 641||Instructional Strategies for Reading and Writing||3|
|EDSE 643||Instructional Strategies for Math||3|
|EDSE 662||Consultation and Collaboration||3|
|EDCI 790||Internship in Education||1|