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The B.S.Ed. in Special Education and Teaching prepares undergraduate students to serve as licensed special education teachers in K-12 schools. Students are engaged in academic and professional experiences that help them serve as educators and leaders in schools and community-based settings to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and adults with disabilities.
The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to become licensed special education teachers who work with children with high incidence disabilities, including students with learning disabilities, emotional disturbance and mild to moderate intellectual disability.
Students will be able to:
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to work in public and private elementary, middle and high schools across the Commonwealth of Virginia, with particular focus in urban and high-need areas. Graduates will be capable of working with diverse learners and adapting instructional programs based on the needs of the students and clients. Learn more on our Licensure & Reciprocity page.
Hands-on and field-based experience throughout the curriculum in all educational levels:
The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to become licensed special education teachers who work with children with high-incidence disabilities, including students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, and intellectual disability.
Students will be able to:
VCU BULLETIN INFO
How to apply: Choose your application type (transfer, freshman, or international)
Semester of entry: Fall, spring
Application deadlines for transfers: Fall, Mar. 15 (preferred); spring, Nov. 1. Rolling admissions all year for all terms.
Application deadlines for freshmen: Fall, Nov. 1 (scholarship consideration), Jan. 15 (regular decision); spring, Nov. 1.
- Freshman requirements
- Transfer requirements
- International students
- Common application (freshmen)/VCU application (transfer applicants)
FOR MORE IN-DEPTH INFO
- Future Teacher Program Guide - SPED, H&PE, Art & Music [PDF]
- Future Teacher Program Guide - Early Childhood and Elementary [PDF]
- Licensure to program comparison chart
The School of Education (SOE) degree programs that lead to professional licensure are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for professional licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). The SOE has determined that the curriculum includes applicable educational prerequisites for the following professional licensure(s) and/or certification(s) as outlined on this page of our website.
Contact Dr. Lenhardt if you are a prospective student.