2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Special Education M.A., General K-12 Track


Prepares candidates for licensure to provide educational services to individuals with special needs who are served in general education environments from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Summary of Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits
Major Requirements 27
Electives 6
Other Requirements 6
Total Credit Hours 39

Sample Curriculum

First Mini-Term
EDU 605Human Growth and Development3
SPE 512Foundations of Special Education: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Educating Exceptional Learners3
Second Mini-Term
EDU 501Foundations of Education (Second Mini-Term)3
UED 692Research Methods3
Third Mini-Term
SPE 516Managing Human Behaviors (Third Mini-Term) **3
SPE 613Assessment and Evaluation in Ecc **3
Fourth Mini-Term
SPE 523Attirubutes and Medical Conditions Assoicated With Disabilities3
EED 500GLanguage and Developmental Reading (Third Mini-Term) **3
Fifth Mini-Term
SPE 542Reading and Literacy Instruction for Exceptional Learners **3
SPE 545Collaboration, Inclusion, Transition and Other Curriculum Adjustments **3
Sixth Mini-Term
SPE 534Individualized Education Program Implementation: Alternative Strategies for Teaching Students With Mild Disabilities3
SPE 532Curriculum & Instructional Procedures for Teaching Students With Mild Disabilities **3
Seventh and Eight Mini-Terms
SPE 699Internship in Teaching Students With Mild Disabilities3
Total Credits39

Course consists of a 20-hour observation participation field experience in a school.  
Students must pass the Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE) Assessment and VCLA to apply for student teaching.