The Master of Education in K-12 Special Education provides a licensure track for individuals seeking K-12 teacher licensure with endorsement in special education as well as a non-licensure track for educators seeking further training in the field of special education. Focuses of our Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) approved special education master's degree program include characteristics of students with disabilities, legal and ethical aspects associated with students with disabilities, collaboration and consultation, behavior management, social skills training, language acquisition, instructional methods and assessment. Students will apply all of the VDOE competencies and skills required for state licensure while learning practical ways to incorporate their Christian faith into professional practice.
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Special Education continues to be a severe shortage area nationally in the public school setting and an area of need in many private schools. This degree is also beneficial for general educators working in inclusive settings as it better prepares you for all at-risk populations.
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Length: 42 credit hours minimum. Completion credits depend upon additional endorsements/certifications sought. May be completed in 18-24 months.
Format: Eight-week courses are delivered entirely online. Students may begin the program in August, October, January, March, May or July.
Results: Master of Education in Special Education degree and initial K-12 teaching license with endorsement in special education and a reading specialist option. Regent Autism Certificate is also available.
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Features: This program features increased flexibility with an online delivery, while maintaining a very practical and engaging approach to learning.
Student Information: Learn more about special education requirements.