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.

Policies

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.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-EDGC

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 16

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

Coursework

EDSE 501Introduction to Special Education3
EDSE 544Adapted Instructional Methods and Transition for Secondary Learners 13
or EDSE 627 Assessment
EDSE 641Instructional Strategies for Reading and Writing3
EDSE 643Instructional Strategies for Math 3
EDSE 662Consultation and Collaboration3
EDCI 790Internship in Education1
Total Credits16